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Thursday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: And away we go.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Here it is, finally. Arbitration Day. Team Holtby will meet with Team PleaseDon'tKillTheCap at 9:00am at the NHL offices in Toronto, where the arbitrator will hear the arguments for each side and then provide a ruling no later than 48 hours later:
    • What to expect when you're expecting an arbitration hearing. [Pro Ice Hockey, NoVa Caps Fans]
    • Holtby's agent cautioned interested observers not to expect fireworks in the hearing. Then he pulled a delicious-looking cannoli out of a brown paper bag and took a big bite. [CSNW]
    • "Believe it or not, Holtby is probably actually worth $8 million." [White Cover Magazine,]
    • Here's hoping that fantasy draft rankings and guidebooks are inadmissible. [Dobber, and again]
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov is spending his summer vacation at work - right here in Arlington, even. [RMNB]
  • Likewise Connor Carrick, who liked his first taste of NHL life and is working super hard to make it back. [WaPo]
  • Dinner is served, Stanislav Galiev. What'll it be today? [Stars and Sticks]
  • The Caps' draft class of 2015 in review... [HF]
  • ... and somewhat related, here are 2004 draft hopefuls Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Malkin repping the U-S-of-A. #merica  [BarDown]
  • The number 8 sweater has been worn by many fine NHL players through the years, but only one player wears it Best)))))  []
  • These which-Washington-sports-team-is-closest-to-a-championship articles are getting downright painful to read. [CSNW]
  • It was only a matter of time: #fancystats come to the bobblehead collecting community. Bobbleheart and bobblegrit are right out. It's a numbers game now, son. [Caps Outsider]
  • Ten fellows you're likely to meet in beer league hockey. Obsessed-With-Equipment-Guy is my spirit animal. [USA Hockey]
  • Asking the unaskable question - is Sidney Crosby still the world's best NHL player? (Spoiler: It depends.) [ESPN $]
  • Finally, happy 46th birthday to Andrew Cassels and Dmitri Khristich, and happy 24th to Dmitry Orlov.