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Friday Caps Clips: Happy Campers

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Ovechkin and company advance to face Canada, training camp officially gets underway and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Alex Ovechkin picked up an assist as Russia downed Finland... [Dump 'n Chase, Monumental video (OvechkinOrlov), WCHAFPNoVa CapsESPN]
  • ...and advanced to the World Cup semifinal match against Team Canada. Buckle up. [WCH (and againmore), Puck DaddyESPN]
  • Alas, 'twas not to be for the Americans, who limped off into the sunset with an embarrassing 0-3 record and an early trip home. [WCH (and again)]
  • Time for USA Hockey to take a long, hard look in the mirror and make some changes. [WCHCBS SportsSBN]
  • On the other side of the semifinal, Sweden is ready and focused on beating the underdog European team. [WCH]
  • Meanwhile back at Kettler, camp is now in session! 
    • See the full roster and schedule here.
    • This year's message: Will Over Skill. Hell yeah. [Caps OT]
    • With most of the veterans still in Toronto for the World Cup, the early days of camp will provide the prospects a bit more room to shine. [WaPo]
    • Keep an eye on these storylines as camp unfolds. [CSNMA]
  • Check out some shiny new banners decorating the Ballston parking garage. [Caps OT]
  • Previewing the 2016-17 season for T.J. Oshie. [Peerless]
  • When it comes to Oshie, though, buyer beware (at least as far as fantasy hockey is concerned). [NHL.com]
  • Dmitry Orlov's new one-year deal will give him a chance to prove he deserves to be a top-four defenseman. [THN]
  • Finally, happy 65th birthday to Milan Novy.