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Saturday Caps Clips: Orlov Re-Signs; Free Agent Frenzyday?

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: #9 re-signs, free agency gets underway, and the prospects are scrimmaging at Kettler.

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Your savo(u)ry Canada Day breakfast links:

  • Welcome back, Dima! Dmitry Orlov re-upped with the Caps for six years and 1.8 billion rubles... [Rink, Caps Today, Dump-n-Chase, WaPo, CSNMA, PHT, RMNB, Caps Outsider, NoVa Caps]
  • ... though Russian media reports that Dima was >thisclose< to signing with CSKA Moscow. [RMNB]
  • “Gentlemen, start your checkbooks.” It’s free agent frenzyday, a fray that the Caps will probably sit largely out... [WaPo]
  • ... and a day during which Caps fans will almost certainly be bidding farewell to Karl Alzner and Justin Williams. [NHL.com]
  • Related - head coach Barry Trotz will be a pending free agent next summer, which doesn’t bother him even a little bit. Nope. Nope. [WaPo, Caps Outsider]
  • Development Camp is wrapping up today with a scrimmage at 10:00am. The final practice and skills sessions were hosted yesterday. [NoVa Caps, FiCP (and again)]
  • Finally, happy 59th birthday to John Barrett.