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Wednesday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: More chatter about the Sanford signing, a recap of this week in years past, and more.

New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - Game Two Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • For being an unassuming sleepy summer week, July 11 thru 17 has provided more than its share of drama for the Caps. [Rink]
  • A look back at 2015-16... [Crash the Net]
  • ... and a look ahead to 2016-17. [THW]
  • More chatter about Zach Sanford’s signing. [SBN College Hockey, USCHO, PHT, Union Leader]
  • Ilya Samsonov reported to Metallurg Magnitogorsk for the first day of training camp. The KHL season opens at the end of August... [ (video, with commentary by assistant coach Viktor Kozlov)]
  • ... and here’s Ilya’s work at Caps Development Camp. [FiCP]
  • The Red Hot Chili Peppers played Moscow a few days ago. At the end of the set Anthony Kiedis apologized for not knowing any Russian, but all was forgiven when guitarist Josh Klinghoffer played the entire encore in an Ovechkin Team Russia jersey. [YouTube, encore starts around the 1:19:00 mark]
  • Finally, happy 73rd birthday to Bill Collins, happy 40th to both Darcy Verot and Sheldon Souray, and happy 53rd to Bob Carpenter.