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Thursday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Cyborg Ovi, Monumental gets virtual, Li'l Burra checks in from Sweden and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • As Alex Ovechkin enters his thirties and prepares for the eleventh season of his NHL career, he is still the face of hockey's future. Please to be appreciating. [@TheHockeyNews, RMNB]
  • "You got your virtual in my reality!" "No you got your reality in my virtual!" Monumental announced its partnership with virtual technology developer STRIVR Labs Inc. STRIVR's products will be used by the Caps, Wizards and Mystics for player development, and will also be made available to VIP patrons at the games for a whole new game viewing experience. [Caps Today, WBJ, theScore]
    • In related sponsorship news, Slapshot's jersey has a new feature this season - a tasteful green patch with the logo for new Monumental partner CleanWell, a maker of botanical cleaning products.[BusinessWire]
  • Frank Seravalli of TSN previews the Metro Division. [THW]
  • Hooray for a long homestand! Until you take note of who's coming to town. [Stars&Sticks]
  • Ranking the league's top 50 goalie prospects. Ilya Samsonov is #3, Vitek Vanecek is #19, and Pheonix Copley slots in at #11 for St. Louis. [InGoal Mag]
  • The Caps' prospect pool gets a bit shallower with Kuznetsov/Burakovsky/Grubauer projected to stick in the NHL this season, but how much shallower? [Stars&Sticks]
  • Oh hai there Andre Burakovsky , home for the summer and ready to bring it for his sophomore season. [HockeyRamblings]
  • Tom Wilson, supervillain. [THN]
  • Finally, happy 21st birthday to he-who-must-not-be-named. Gah.