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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Niskanen makes the cut for the World Cup, the Bears fail to complete the sweep and more.

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes:

  • Another episode of Japers' Rink Radio is up, as the boys discuss the team's dependence on homegrown talent. [Rink]
    • Also, JRR is available via iTunes now, so that's sweet.
  • The final World Cup rosters have been announced, and Matt Niskanen joins John Carlson and T.J. Oshie on Team USA... [CapsCaps OTWaPoCSNMAPuck DaddyUSA TodayNoVa Caps]
  • ...while a couple of Caps were overlooked for Team Sweden. [Puck Daddy]
  • With a number of players - and a coach - headed to the World Cup, the Caps are already working on the logistics of training camp around the tournament. [CSNMA]
  • The Marlies avoid a sweep at the hands of the Bears, taking Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Final with a lopsided 5-0 win. [AHLPatriot-NewsToronto StarToronto SunCaps Outsider]
  • With his team inching towards a spot in the Calder Cup Final, head coach Troy Mann is adding his name to the list of potential candidates for NHL jobs. [CSNMA]
  • 2015-16 in review:
  • Taking a look at the most important free agent decisions facing the Caps this summer. [THW]
  • Madison Bowey could be in some trouble after a high hit and possibly (and frankly more disappointingly) a potential slur aimed at his victim. Oof. [The Score]
  • Finally, happy 61st birthday to Doug Hicks, happy 48th to Jim Hrivnak, happy 67th to Gary Inness, happy 64th to Jack Lynch, and happy 43rd to Pat Peake.