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Saturday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Slow starts, impending arbitration, potential breakout players and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Digging deeper into a problem that plagued the Caps all last year: slow starts. [Rink]
  • The later it gets, the more likely it becomes that both Marcus Johansson and Braden Holtby will head to arbitration. [CSNW]
  • Looking back on some of the biggest stories of the 2014-15 season, which included a pretty impressive campaign for the Caps' captain... []
  • ...and looking ahead to the 2015-16 season, which could feature a breakout campaign by Evgeny Kuznetsov. [CBS Sports]
  • Before breaking for the summer, Tom Wilson sat down for a little one-on-one chat with Mike Vogel. [Monumental video]
  • More on the new two-year deal for Chris Brown. [WaPoAHL]
  • Hear from Jakub Vrana on his development camp experience, and then see it through his own eyes. [Monumental video]
  • With another strong development camp under his belt and his first professional season ahead of him, Madison Bowey is one step closer to playing for the Caps. [CSNW]
  • The Caps have been stockpiling young goalies, but they're not in a rush to push them into the NHL. []
  • Expansion bids are due to the NHL on Monday, leading thoughts turn to who the Caps would protect if the League held an expansion draft this summer. [Stars and Sticks]
  • Former Cap Steve Oleksy took a less-traveled path to the NHL than others, but his route through the NA3HL and NAHL sets a positive example for others. []
  • The Metropolitan Division is shaping up to be a tough, talent-laden one. [The CannonStars and Sticks]
  • Finally, happy 57th birthday to Glen Currie.