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Sunday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps are headed outside again, talking TJ and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The League is expected to announce tomorrow that the Caps and Leafs will take their newfound rivalry outdoors next year - and the Naval Academy will play host. [AP, WaPo, CSNMA, StarsandSticks, NoVa Caps, RMNB, PPP]
  • Tucked away in another great '30 Thoughts' is the note that Barry Trotz, along with Ken Hitchcock, has joined the NHL's Competition Committee. [Sportsnet]
  • T.J. Oshie is facing an uncertain future... [FRS]
  • ...or is he? Could a new deal between Oshie and the Caps be imminent? [CSNMA]
  • Predicting what a new deal for Andre Burakovsky, a soon-to-be RFA, will look like. [NoVa Caps]
  • Is Jakub Vrana ready to make the leap to the NHL? [FiCP]
  • A handful of trades over the past couple of seasons will (barring another trade) make for a very quiet start to the draft for the Caps next month. [NoVa Caps]
  • CSN's Michael Jenkins, who has become known for his irreverent and emotion- (and/or booze-) fueled reports on the Caps, talks about the frustration of rooting for our hometown team. [SLGT]
  • Finally, happy 62nd birthday to Doug Hicks, happy 49th to Jim Hrivnak, happy 68th to Gary Inness, happy 65th to Jack Lynch, and happy 44th to Pat Peake.