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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Vrana is ready to break out, Oshie is ready to tee off and more.

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  • ‘Twas a cruel, cruel summer. But that means plenty of opportunity for the up-and-coming youngsters. [Dump-n-Chase, FiCP]
  • Jakub Vrana sees his opportunity to seize his opportunity - “Things are happening in Washington now. You know that I pursue it and I prepare for the season as well as I can. I want to make it onto the first team.” [RMNB]
  • Who ya got on the Caps’ opening night roster? Jill Sorenson, Tarik El-Bashir and JJ Regan throw down their markers. [CSNMA]
  • Per Elliotte Friedman and his 30 Thoughts™, the Caps were bidding against Russia’s state-owned Gazprom for Evgeny Kuznetsov’s services. [RMNB]
  • Welcome back, Dustin Gazely. The speedy winger has re-signed with Hershey on a one-year AHL deal. [Bears, Chocolate Hockey, NoVa Caps]
  • T.J. Oshie tees off at 8:20am (Lake Tahoe time) for the first round of the American Century Celebrity Championship. He is paired with Carey Price and Jeremy Roenick. NBC Sports will air this round on a delayed basis beginning at 6pm. The second and final rounds (Saturday and Sunday) will be aired live beginning at 3pm Eastern each day. [American Century]
  • Speaking of Oshie, he is this year’s recipient of the Yvon Labre Trophy, awarded each year by the Capitals Fan Club to the player voted most popular by the fans. [Caps Outsider]