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Saturday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Season previews and predictions, delving into the Metro and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • New contract in hand, Braden Holtby is ready to start the season with a clean slate and a clear head. [WaPoCSNMA]
  • If Nicklas Backstrom isn't ready to go to start the season, can Evgeny Kuznetsov serve as an adequate replacement? [CSNMA]
  • Kuznetsov's substitute role should only be temporary, but he's hoping his role as a Washington Capital lasts the rest of his career. [CSNMA]
  • Jay Beagle is thrilled that he will be heading back to the DC area early next week - and (probably) for another two years after that, too. [Calgary Herald]
  • With 475 career goals, Alex Ovechkin should hit 500 at some point this season. So when will it be? [CSNMA]
  • Ranking the power in the Metropolitan Division... [SportsGlory]
  • ...and looking at how the eight Metro teams stack up in their quest for Lord Stanley's Cup. [ESPN ($)]
  • Karl Alzner is looking to build on his career year. [StarsandSticks]
  • Finally, happy 50th birthday to Mark Ferner.