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Tuesday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The latest on Derek Roy's PTO, T.J. Oshie in the slot, Alex Ovechkin in the everywhere and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Coming off of wrist surgery, Brooks Orpik hopes to get at least one preseason game in before the meaningful ones start. [CSNMA]
  • More on Derek Roy's camp invite and how he could fit into the Caps' plans for 2015-16. [Dump n' ChaseCSNMACBSThe ScoreNVCTHWStars & Sticks]
  • Roy's former teammate T.J. Oshie gives the Caps a bit more net-crashing presence than the man for whom he was traded. [RMNB]
  • Scoring 50 goals is really, really hard, no matter how easy Alex Ovechkin makes it look. [Puck Daddy]
  • Point projections for several Caps (a.k.a. Can Ovi top 87 points and can Ovi top 87's points?). []
  • Nicklas Backstrom likes how the Caps are lookin'. []
  • Brooks Laich's season in preview. [Peerless]
  • What if the Caps were... a football team? [Caps Outsider]
  • Related? [CSNMA]
  • Yet another weapon in the Caps' goaltender stockpile, Vitek Vanecek is progressing nicely... [WaPo]
  • ... as is the potential Hershey Bears scoring line of Jakub Vrana, Chandler Stephenson and Riley Barber. [WaPo]
  • Where does he get those wonderful toys? []
  • If you would like to be "[r]esponsible for developing and executing marketing and fan development programs that will grow the Capitals fan base and help generate revenue," man, have I got a job for you. []
  • Happy 57th birthday to Joel Quenneville (did he ever do anything of note after wrapping up his playing career as a Cap?) and happy 62nd birthday to the second-most popular (maybe?) Ken Houston in D.C. sports history.
  • Finally, stars - they're just like us!