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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: September gets underway, and with it comes hockey of both the World Cup and NHL variety.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Continuing our look at the Caps' top 25 under 25 with #15-11 (and catch up on 25-16 here). [Rink]
  • The boys are back in town!
    • One of the latest to hit the ice at Kettler, Matt Niskanen is ready to turn last year's disappointment into motivation for 2016-17. [CSNMA]
    • Nathan Walker is hoping to make some history by being the first Aussie in the NHL. [NoVa Caps]
    • He's not the only prospect with big goals - Jakub Vrana has a roster spot with the Caps in his sights. [CSNMA]
    • Meanwhile Barry Trotz talks about keeping the coaching family together and the captain's nuptials. [WaPoNHL.com]
  • A bit more on Alex Ovechkin's recent, and quiet, wedding. [kp.ua]
  • The World Cup gets underway in just a few weeks; before it does, get to know Team Russia (y'know, better than you already do). [NoVa CapsFtF]
  • Shootout superstar T.J. Oshie is working on some new shootout moves, and hoping to get them past Team Canada's Braden Holtby. [NHL.com]
  • Season previews:
    • Previewing the upcoming Caps campaign through the eyes of Avs fans. [MHH]
    • Why Evgeny Kuznetsov is one of the 10 pivotal NHL players for the 2016-17 season. [USA Today]
    • In a season chock full of storylines across the League, a big one to watch will be the hunt for 1000 points for both Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby. [Sportsnet]
  • After missing out on Sochi, Team Germany is looking to get back into Olympic contention with the help of, among others, Philipp Grubauer. [Sportschau.de]
  • What would be the presidential equivalent of taking an offensive-zone stick penalty? Food for thought. [Peerless]