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Saturday Caps Clips: Meet the Press

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps face cameras and skating tests, Russia and Canada prepare to throw down and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Continuing our look at the best of the Metro, as we shift focus to the right wings. [Rink]
  • The Caps got their drills underway - and their conditioning tests out of the way - as training camp moved to the ice sheets at Kettler:
    • Sights and sounds from the first day of on-ice work. [Monumental video (MacLellanReirdenBeagleBurakovskyAlznerBarberJohansenEllerWilliams, ) FiCPNoVa Caps (and again)]
    • Camp is kicking off under the watchful eye of Todd Reirden, who has everything under control until Barry Trotz returns. [CSNMA]
    • Months have passed, but the bitter sting of another early playoff exit still lingers for the players. For us all, really. [WaPo]
    • Recovering from offseason sports hernia surgery, Karl Alzner sat out the big skating test but is on the road to recovery. [WaPoCSNMA]
    • Lars Eller is already fitting in nicely with his new team and is looking forward to having a defined role. [CSNMA]
    • With a number of veterans missing, prospects like Zach Sanford see an opportunity to impress the team in the larger spotlight. [CSNMA]
  • World Cup updates:
    • The tournament still has another week to go, which means a lot of NHL training camps are getting underway without their full roster. [WTOPAP]
    • The Caps' American contingent, at least, will be back in DC next week. Not that they'll be all that happy about it. [CSNMASTL Today]
    • Russia and Canada get the semifinal round underway tonight, with Russia in a position to upset the overwhelming favorite... but they'll need some stellar goaltending. [WCH (and again)]
    • The rivalry is a storied one in hockey history; the Canadians, however, are downplaying it. [WCH]
    • Previews and five key stats for tonight's game. [WCH (and again]
    • The Caps' representatives have generally done a pretty good job at the tournament so far. [Caps Outsider]
    • Go behind the scenes with the legendary Bruce Bennett, hockey photographer extraordinaire, as he captures the World Cup. [WCH]
  • 2016-17 season previews:
    • Taking a look at the goaltenders... [WaPo]
    • ...the defenders... [WaPo]
    • ...and the forwards. [WaPo]
    • Now that Dmitry Orlov has been re-signed, what can the Caps expect from him this season? [Stars and Sticks]
    • And what can all of us expect from Alex Ovechkin? [Peerless]
  • Finally, happy 28th birthday to Paul Carey and Karl Alzner.