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Wednesday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Brooks Orpik goes under the knife, F-16 joins the Flightless Fowl and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Oh hai there late-breaking news of Brooks Orpik's successful wrist surgery. The team expects him to be ready for the season opener, so there's that. [WaPo]
  • Fehr thee well, Eric Fehr. Or maybe not so well as he has signed for three years and $6M with Pittsburgh. [, WaPo]
    • Point. We'll always have those great clutch goals in the Winter Classics and Snovechkin and against Boston and... yeah. [RMNB]
    • Counterpoint. This particular F-16 spent way too much time in the hangar. [PuckBuddys]
  • One year after splitting up, Barry Trotz and Nashville are thriving. [THW]
  • The Caps come out on top in Custance's preseason review of the Metro offseason moves. Yay? [ESPN $]
    • Related: Perhaps the offseason should also be measured by the moves NOT made. [Starsandsticks]
    • Also related: Checking in on the Caps' prospect pool. [Today's Slapshot]
  • How does T.J. Oshie stack up compared to the Caps' 2014-2015 wingmen? Favorably, that's how. [RMNB]
  • Braden Holtby is worth every penny. [Sports Quotient]
  • Crystal-ballin' the power play. [NoVa Caps Fans]
  • "My head is where my feet are, and my goal everyday is to be good down here." Connor Carrick reflects on life in the minors and doing what it takes to get back to the show. [Patriot-News, with an "if you click only one link" advisory]
  • In which Peerless takes on the formidable and possibly triggering task of reviewing and ranking the Ovechkin-era Caps playoffs series, worst-to-first. Grab an adult beverage and a half-gallon of cookie dough ice cream and prepare to read his first entry - reliving the soul-crushing horror that was Montreal 2010. [Peerless]
  • Finally, happy 21st birthday to Liam O'Brien.