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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Crystal ballin’ the Team of Tomorrow, current and future Caps are hockeying it up in Minnesota and more.

Montreal Canadiens v Washington Capitals Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Summer league hockey is in full swing in Minnesota, with plenty of current and future Caps participating in the 6-team 4-on-4 “Da Beauty League” tournament. [Star-Tribune]
  • Nate Schmidt is in full effect, having scored this beauty goal. [RMNB]
  • Team Sportsdigita [Player Stats] features Taylor Chorney (wearing the C), Aaron Ness, and newcomer Adam Carlson in goal. All the games are being played in Braemar Arena, where Carlson was cut from Edina High School’s junior varsity and varsity squads on his way to a pro contract with the Caps.
  • Team Velocity [Player Stats] features Nate Schmidt, Travis Boyd and Shane Gersich.
  • New CSN Caps beat writer JJ Regan has a fun summer exercise - How would you assemble the Caps’ All-Prospect team? Post your roster in comments but be advised; there are rules. [CSNMA]
  • Here is #TeamNext, as divined by CSN:

Forward lines:

Jakub Vrana - Zach Sanford - Riley Barber

Nathan Walker - Travis Boyd - Garrett Mitchell

Shane Gersich - Chandler Stephenson - Brian Pinho

Liam O'Brien - Tim McGauley - Kevin Elgestal

Defensive pairings:

Madison Bowey - Christian Djoos

Jonas Siegenthaler - Connor Hobbs

Colby Williams - Lucas Johansen

Goalies:

Ilya Samsonov

Vitek Vanecek