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Wednesday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Hurricanes Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps pay a visit to Raleigh, camp begins to wind down, precocious pooches a'plenty and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's preseason clash with the Canes from Vogs (plus game notes) and Stars&Sticks, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partners over at Canes Country for more from the other side of tonight's match-up.
    • It's the last no-teevee game for this preseason. Radio coverage is on Caps Mobile App and Caps Radio 24/7.
  • Notes and assorted whatnot from training camp out at Kettler:
    • In general. [NoVa Caps Fans, Monumental video (Rinkside Update/Beagle, Trotz)]
    • Four more players have been ticketed back to Hershey - Madison Bowey, Chris Bourque, Paul Carey and Carter Camper. All of the players except Bowey will need to clear waivers. [CSNMA, TSS]
    • Brooks Orpik and Nicklas Backstrom may be cleared soon for non-contact practice, and Chris Brown is on the shelf for a few weeks thanks to a hand injury. [WaPo, CSNMA]
    • Forward Sean Collins has caught the attention of the Caps' coaching staff, to the point where his work along the boards is being compared favorably with that of Joel Ward. [WaPo]
    • As camp starts to wind down, a few takeaways. [S&S]
  • Preseason puppy overload was in full effect at Kettler for the annual calendar photo shoot. [Monumental (video), Caps OT (photos),, WJLA-TV, WUSA9, RMNB]
  • Sticks of Fire for everyone as we examine whose hot seat is hottest this season. [Rink]
  • Derek Roy is taking things one shift at a time, trying to provide value in any role he is asked to play. [WashTimes]
  • Whatever "that guy" brings to a team, Evgeny Kuznetsov will be bringing it... [TSS]
  • ... but don't sleep on "hinge player" Dmitry Orlov , who should be hingeing it up all season on the blueline. [ESPN $]
  • Teams should use a four-forward powerplay configuration because charts and stuff. [PlusPlusPucks]
  • Has the Caps' team culture been changed for good? [THW]
  • Yea or nay, here's their season preview. [THW]
  • Fantasy GMs, here's your top-30 scorers to fantasize about. [ESPN $]
  • Two words: Bus elevator. [RMNB]
  • Finally, Alex Prewitt's tenure at the Washington Post is ending soon, and he saved up a terrific piece for almost last - a tour of the Mitch Korn Museum as curated by museum director Mitch Korn, and whose collections are housed at Mitch Korn's home in Florida. Gonna miss these, Alex, to tell the Prewth. [WaPo]