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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Discussing deeper forward depth, dumbfounded on draft day, and a former Bear will be racking up the frequent flyer miles.

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  • Slow summer weeks can be slow, as evidenced by this recap of the relative lack of Caps’ front office activity in the days spanning July 25-31. [Rink]
  • Say, the Caps’ forward lines look like decent depth got deeper this offseason. That’s good, right? [RMNB]
  • Zach Sanford left college a couple years early to sign with the Caps; what was the rush all about? [CSNMA]
  • “The draft was on TV upstairs and as I was looking in the couch cushions [for my car keys], I looked up and saw my name up on the bar across the top of the screen. It took me a while to process what had happened.” Caps third-round pick Garrett Pilon talks draft day and his excitement in coming to the Caps. [NoVa Caps]
  • What do Kelly Miller and the fourth president of the United States have in common? More than you’d expect, actually. [Peerless]
  • A few former Caps/Bears are on the move this week, with both Mike Moore and Kyle Wilson headed for Germany and the DEL. But none are going further than forward Sean Collins, who has signed with the KHL’s newest expansion team, the Beijing-based Kunlun RedStar. Kunlun played its first-ever preseason game against Traktor Chelyabinsk (a 0-2 loss), and if that was a regular-season game it would be a 2,600+ mile (each way) road trip.
  • Justin Williams opened his hockey camp for cute li’l kiddies back home in Cobourg, Ontario. [@JustinWilliams, Justin Williams Hockey Camp (and registration form with a logo that reminds us of something)]
  • It looks like Monumental teevee host Hayley Milon has a new gig down on the Delmarva. [WMDT]
  • There’s a whole lot of coaching on this couch:
  • Alex Ovechkin and his Lady are wrapping up their vacay in scenic Lake Como:

Приехали на озеро Комо! Как же здесь красиво! #мамалучшийфотограф

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