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Tuesday Caps Clips: Connolly Signs, Development Camp Kickoff

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Brett Connolly is back in the fold, DevCamp gets underway and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The puck drops for the 2017 Capitals Development Camp at Kettler today at 9:00 am, with the forwards on the Caps rink and the defensemen on the public rink.
  • Can’t tell the players without a program. [Caps Today (pdf)]
  • What to expect when you’re expecting a development camp. [FiCP, NoVa Caps]
  • All of the Caps’ selections from the entry draft will be on the ice at DevCamp... [Dump-n-Chase, CSNMA]
  • ... and five players to watch. [CSNMA]
  • Caps Fan Fest gets underway at 3:00 pm, but they are saving the best for last with the first-ever Caps Alumni Summer Classic game at 7:00 pm. [Capitals]
  • Know before you go - Ballston Common is undergoing various forms of demolition and reconstruction, which might affect your parking options. [FiCP]
  • The work of the offseason continues, with qualifying offers extended to most of the restricted free agents. Brett Connolly was not given a QO, mostly for reasons related to avoiding arbitration, but we are told he is negotiating with the team. If they can’t come to terms by July 1, he’ll be UFA. [CSNMA, WaPo, GNG Hockey]
  • Update:
  • Welcome back, Brett Connolly. “Reports” say that he is a Cap for at least 2 more years, and $3m more dollars... [PHT, CSNMA, NoVa Caps]
  • ... which may have an effect on this potential signing:
  • T.J. Oshie is looking on the bright side of life. [WaPo, theScore]
  • Christian Djoos, the door is open for you now. Will you step skate through it? [NoVa Caps]
  • Oh hai there Karl Alzner, touring La belle province with your family. [25Stanley]
  • The inaugural Caps Alumni Bourbon and Cigars event looked like a whole lot of fun. [RMNB]
  • Finally, happy 33rd birthday t D.J. King.