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Friday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Hurricanes Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps pay a visit to Raleigh, the Bears make it official, the Russians celly their golf games and more.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Three important questions about the Caps’ upcoming season, asked and answered. [Rink]
  • The Caps are built to be successful this year - but can they sustain momentum when it counts the most? [CSNMA]
  • Forward Christian Thomas scored two goals for the Caps with his dad Steve Thomas watching from behind the Blues’ bench, and he’s hoping that his strong play can earn him a spot on the team. [WaPo]
  • Defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler also remains in camp and on the roster, although he hasn’t yet played. Coach Trotz says he is dealing with some family matters. [WaPo]
  • What can the Caps expect from Matt Niskanen this season? Similar boxcars from the the past two seasons and maybe, just maybe a ground ball with eyes tiny bit more luck. [Peerless]
  • The Caps and Bears made it official - they are affiliated for four more years. Along with the extended affiliation, the Caps are making massive investments in personnel and infrastructure to aid in the development of their prospects. [Dump-n-Chase, WaPo, Caps Outsider, CSNMA (and again)]
  • The team took advantage of an off-day to go golfing - and the Captain and Kuznetsov stole the show. [CSNMA, RMNB, USA Today, Fox Sports]
  • The Caps App is dead - long live the NHL App. [Caps Outsider]
  • Finally, happy 67th birthday to Jim Hrycuik and happy 28th to Cameron Schilling.
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