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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: All World Cup, all the time, as teams gather for training camp ahead of the tournament

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Get your fresh World Cup previews here:
    • All three Russian Caps appear to be playing big roles for Team Russia (which is not the worst idea). [CSNMARMNBNoVa Caps]
    • Could this be the last World Cup go 'round for Alex Ovechkin? []
    • Basically Team Sweden is trolling Caps fans. [CSNMA]
    • Believe it or not, Team Canada hasn't completely sorted out their goaltending situation. [CSNMA]
    • They're not alone, either, as a number of teams are still figuring out who will be between the pipes once the tournament gets underway. [FtFAP]
    • Meet Team North America. [NoVa Caps]
    • Sounds like Philipp Grubauer might be in the running to replace the injured Frederik Andersen on Team Europe. [RMNB]
    • Camp is underway in Columbus for T.J. Oshie, John Carlson, Matt Niskanen and the rest of Team USA. [NoVa CapsFtFUSA Today]
  • Here in DC, we're used to the greatness that is Nicklas Backstrom - but widespread respect has taken awhile to achieve because of his quiet nature (and a certain flamboyant linemate). [THW]
  • Previewing the 2016-17 Caps... is this the year? [Stars and Sticks]
  • There weren't a ton of tough UFA decisions to make this past summer, but the same can't be said next year for the Caps. [NoVa Caps]
  • If players were presidents, what kind of leader would Dino Ciccarelli be? [Peerless]