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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: All things World Cup, Philipp Grubauer helps Germany to an Olympic spot, and more.

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  • Are you ready for some international hockey fun?
    • With the tournament just under two weeks away, the players are gathering for their World Cup training camps. [NoVa Caps]
    • Key questions for each team entering the tournament. [NHL.com]
    • Not surprisingly, Team Canada's seemingly got the edge in just about every area. [NHL.com]
    • But Team USA has got a bit of a score to settle after a disappointing performance at Sochi. [NHL.com]
    • Meanwhile it's all about defense and goaltending for Team Sweden. [NHL.com]
    • Goaltending will be crucial for Finland, as well. [NHL.com]
    • Russia, however, will look to take the lead and (more importantly) keep it. [NHL.com]
    • Ranking the best coaches among the World Cup teams... [NHL.com]
    • ...and the best penalty kill... [NHL.com]
    • ...and the best power play... [NHL.com]
    • ...and the best goalies. [NHL.com]
    • Nine reasons to get excited for the World Cup of Hockey. [CSNMA]
  • Once the World Cup wraps up, the real hockey gets underway - and here are 10 burning questions as the 2016-17 season draws nearer. [THN]
  • Why it might not be such a bad thing that the Caps haven't re-signed Dmitry Orlov yet. [NoVa Caps]
  • Congrats to Philipp Grubauer and Team Germany, as they punch their ticket for the 2018 Winter Olympics. [CSNMARMNBZeitYahoo!]
  • Matt Bradley as president. [Peerless]
  • Finally, happy 51st to Mark Ferner.