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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A death in the family, the Caps get their first look at the Isles' new digs and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Rink extends its deepest condolences to assistant coach Lane Lambert on the passing of his wife Andi. She was a remarkable woman and they had a remarkable bond. [WaPo, CSNMA, RMNB, Tennesean.com]
  • Camp continues today with morning skate for the away team at 10:15, and Group Ridley practice at 11:00.
    • Monumental video [Trotz, Rinkside Update/Wilson]
    • Report from Sunday's practice. [NoVaCaps Fans]
    • Coach Trotz says any additional cuts won't be announced until Tuesday, and will most likely be piecemeal. [@alex_prewitt]
    • Related: Hershey's training camp opens today; here are the details for camp and preseason. The Bears regular season opens at Springfield on October 10. [CSNMA, Stars & Sticks]
    • Marcus Johansson and Michael Latta both returned to practice ice yesterday, but neither will play today. [WaPo]
  • Andre Burakovsky's move to center is still a work in progress. [WaPo, PHT]
  • Two D or not two D in the three-on-three OT.  [WaPo]
  • Crystal ballin' the opening night roster. [S&S]
  • "It is probably not reasonable to think that [Dmitry Orlov] is going to come out of the gate prepared to be a consistent performer. He and Nate Schmidt on that third defensive pair could be a pairing that opponents seek to exploit on a nightly basis. In an odd way, it makes Orlov a suitable measuring stick for how the Caps are doing as the season progresses." [Peerless]
  • Matt Niskanen 's 2015-16 season in preview. [Peerless]
  • As the end of training camp draws near and more cuts near, there are some players still on the bubble:
  • Grocery shopping, the Swedish-trainer-is-in-town way. [@NoVa_Caps]
  • Autograph shows, the famous-athlete-meets-famous-athlete way. [RMNB]
  • Glen Metropolit grew up in the projects in Toronto and had enough skill and luck to get to play over 400 games in the NHL. His brother also had skills, but they weren't hockey skills. [THN]
  • This persistent hockey analyst sat through grainy YouTube footage of the 1991 Canada Cup and fancystatted all of the Red Army's passes. And then he made gifs of breakouts, zone play and other goodies. [Hockey-Graphs]
  • Finally, happy 33rd birthday to Dustin Penner and happy 62nd birthday to Doug Gibson.
  • How do you shoot like Ovi? This fellow has it all worked out. But he forgot the most important attribute: Be Ovi.