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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Hershey signs a free agent, considering Devante Smith-Pelly, Uncle Ted talks and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • It’s July 11, a date that lives in Caps infamy. Let’s play “What if...” [Peerless]
  • Welcome back Garrett Mitchell, signed to a one-year AHL deal. Hershey keeps its captain. [Chocolate Hockey, NoVa Caps, Bears Hockey Nation, Caps Outsider]
  • In other Hershey news, their home opener is October 14 vs. the Belleville (née Binghamton) Senators. [theAHL]
  • Considering Jakub Vrana’s 200-foot game. Yes, really. [NoVa Caps]
  • Reading the Devante Smith-Pelly tea leaves. The word “potential” factors quite often. [CSNMA, theScore]
  • Whether the fans are ready or not, here come the new-look Capitals. [NoVa Caps]
  • Ted Leonsis sat down with the Forbes Sports Money folk to talk about his sports empire in Washington, with some thoughts on the future of cable broadcasting, Monumental’s plans for the Verizon Center and more. [RNMB]
  • In which Dan Steinberg observes this year’s DC Sports Hall of Fame induction, and asks the important question - why are there more Post sportswriters in there than actual sports-producing persons from the local ice-centric franchise? [DC Sports Bog]
  • And once again, congrats to Ron Weber!
  • T.J. Oshie is teeing it up for charity along with Joe Pavelski and Carey Price as they compete in the American Century Championship this weekend. [CBS Sports]
  • Finally, a stick salute to the memory of Gaetan Duchesne, who would have turned 65 today.