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Tuesday Caps Clips: Kuznetsov Signs, Development Camp Opens

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps ink an RFA while two more twist in the wind, the kids descend upon D.C. and much more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Development Camp opens today. Read up on what's what with the team's 2015 Development Camp Guide, with the Hershey perspective at The Patriot-News.
  • The Caps locked up one of their three remaining Restricted Free Agents yesterday, inking Evgeny Kuznetsov to a two-year, $6-million bridge contract. [RinkDump 'n ChaseWaPoPuck DaddyWashTimesCSNWRMNBStars and SticksPHT]
  • As to the other two RFAs, they both filed for arbitration. What now? [WaPoCSNW]
  • What will it take to sign Marcus Johansson? [WaPo (with BrooksLaichyear's take from earlier in the year here), THN]
  • And how about Braden Holtby? [TRL HockeyStars and Sticks]
  • The Caps were strong in the defensive zone face-off circles last year. What came next, however, might not have been as good. [Rink]
  • The window! It's closing! But the Caps are making hay while the sun shines. [WaPoGrantland]
  • Does that include Taylor Chorney? Because he's pretty excited. [WaPo]
  • Step 1: Culture change. Step 2: Identity chang. Step 3: ??? Step 4: Profit. [Stars and Sticks]
  • Yeah, but what does Adam Oates think about the moves?! [RMNB]
  • More on that T.J. Oshie deal. [Along the Boards]
  • For those of you who are dying to buy that new Caps jersey, Chorney will be wearing #4 (sorry, Big John), Dan Ellis will wear #39 (sorry, David Steckel), and Oshie will be wearing #77 (not sorry, Joe Corvo). [@CapitalsPR]
  • Friend-of-the-Blog Corey Masisak has left, and that stinks for people who like reading smart things about hockey. Best of luck, Corey! [@cmasisak22]
  • Finally, here's a kid with the right priorities...