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Monday Caps Clips: Dev Camp on Deck

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: It's almost Development Camp time, Holtby and Johansson file for arbitration and more.

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  • Oh hai there Monday morning contract drama:
    • Marcus Johansson 's agent revealed that his client elected to file for arbitration on Friday, a couple days ahead of the players' deadline for doing so... [WaPo]
    • ... and Braden Holtby elected to file right at the deadline... [WaPo,]
    • ... thereby joining 21 other players around the NHL. [NHLPA, CSNW]
    • In the meantime, negotiations with Evgeny Kuznetsov continue. [WaPo]
    • Related reading: The death of the bridge contract. [Globe & Mail]
  • Here come the kids - Caps Development Camp kicks off tomorrow at 9:00am when Team White takes the ice.
    • Dev Camp Guide [Caps Today, Media Guide (pdf)]
    • The camp roster has quite a few potential Hershey Bears on it. [Patriot-News]
    • Get to know:
      • Connor Hobbs [NoVa Caps Fans]
      • Christian Djoos [NoVa Caps Fans]
      • Lucas Carlsson [NoVa Caps Fans]
      • Neal Pionk was named USHL Defenseman of the Year and Minny-Duluth is pretty excited to get him this year. [Bulldog Hockey]
      • Kasimir Kaskisuo was the key to Minny-Duluth's turnaround this season and the team's MVP... [Duluth News Tribune]
      • ... and don't miss his full-splits, no-look-behind-the-back glove save, ranked as the Numero Uno play of the entire NCAA D-I 2014-15 season. Yowza. [NCAA (video)]
  • The Week That Was, Volume Offseason.  The future is now. [Peerless, THW]
    • Well looky here - the offseason power rankings have the Caps at second in the Eastern Conference and seventh overall in the Lig... [ESPN]
    • ... and as the NYR survey the Metropolitan landscape, they may be finding that their competitors have improved a bit too much. [NYDN]
    • Fantasy owners, armor up. [USA Today]
  • If you were (sensibly) away from the interwebs this weekend, you'll be pleased to learn that the Caps inked journeyman vet goalie Dan Ellis to a one-year, two-way contract. [Patriot-News]
  • This T.J. Oshie fellow seems to be a likeable sort, yes? [WaPo, Puck Daddy, Stars and Sticks]
  • ... he certainly seems to be a likeable sort on the ice. [THW]
  • Aw, Steve Oleksy, we'll miss you... [Patriot-News]
  • ... while Coach Mann is mulling over his options for Bears captain. Could be Mike Moore, could be Garrett Mitchell. [Patriot-News]
  • Tom Wilson made perhaps a wiser choice for Canada Day this year. [RMNB]
  • Finally, Alex Ovechkin participated in a little cross-training this weekend, kitting up in goal for Team Russia in a friendly metric football match between government officials of Russia and Azerbaijan. Sbornaya took it 6-2. [R-Sport]
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