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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps make more cuts, adjusting to life without Mike Green and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Breaking down a trio of things the Caps will need to focus on in the coming season to make them a contender. [Rink]
  • News and notes from yesterday out at camp:
    • In general. [Monumental video (TrotzOshieRoyWilliamsBrown)]
    • He may only be in town on a PTO, but Derek Roy is carving out a place for himself on the team in hopes of making it permanent. [WaPo]
    • Another round of cuts has 2015 draftee Jonas Siegenthaler headed back to Switzerland, and Dan Ellis to waivers (and then hopefully to Hershey). [WaPo]
    • Cuts aside, GM Brian MacLellan may not be quite done with his tinkering. [CSNMA]
  • The rest of the Caps' blueline is adjusting to life without Mike Green for the first time in a decade. [Pressbox DC]
  • Alex Ovechkin will also need to adjust to the loss, and find someone new to feed his patented shot from the "Ovi spot". [CSNMA]
  • Ovechkin has won plenty of individual awards, but one shiny silver team one eludes him... and because of that, the rest of the League should be scared. [USA Sports]
  • He and the Caps could be in the running in the next handful of years. Hopefully. Maybe. Start praying, people! [Grantland (DGB)]
  • A look at the ch-ch-changes in the Metropolitan Division. Turn and face the strange, indeed. [PPP]
  • Leftovers from Thursday's win in Montreal. [Dump 'n ChaseEOTPStars and Sticks]
    • Usually a building in which he shines, Bell Centre was not the happiest place for Braden Holtby Thursday night. [WaPo]
    • T.J. Oshie has got some slick moves which resulted in his first goal of the preseason (followed by a pretty nifty shootout goal). [WaPo]
  • Will Oshie score 30 goals this year? Place yer bets? Or don't and just laugh at those who do. [RMNB]
  • Having someone like Oshie on the roster means the Caps are perfectly happy to take their chances in the shootout. [Puck Daddy]
  • Could offseason roster changes mean trouble for the Caps' penalty kill? [RMNB]
  • Placing the over/under lines on all 30 NHL teams. [The Score]
  • Connor Hobbs is back with his Regina Pats after two weeks at Caps' camp, lessons in hand about what it takes to skate with the pros. [Global ReginaLeader Post]
  • Finally, happy 35th birthday to Brooks Orpik.