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Thursday Caps Clips: Let It Go-vi

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes:

Toronto Maple Leafs v Washington Capitals - Game Five Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Analytics expert and Hockey Abstract author Rob Vollman pops in for a chat with Japers’ Rink Radio. [Rink]
  • Who are the best defensemen in the Metropolitan Division? We weigh in with one (100% correct) opinion. [Rink]
  • On John Carlson and his ability to defend the blue line. [RMNB]
  • The Caps have released the roster and schedule for Training Camp 2017, which gets underway tomorrow. [Caps, WaPo, CSNMA]
  • Alex Ovechkin has remained adamant about participating in the Olympics; a Russian hockey legend has thrown some cold water on that idea. [NBCOlympics, WaPo, RDS]
  • Ovechkin as the team’s third-most important player? Interesting. [CSNMA]
  • Ladies and gentlemen... we have ice. [Monumental video]
  • And like clockwork, welcome back the new season of Mike Vogel and John Walton on the Capitals Report. [Monumental video]
  • Previewing the season ahead for Tom Wilson. [Peerless]
  • Preseason picks and predictions for the Metro. [NoVa Caps]
  • Nicklas Backstrom talks about life in DC, the Caps’ potential this season and more. [Expressen, NoVa Caps (translation)]
  • Talking the evolution of Monumental Sports Network and other local sports-related issues with Zach Leonsis. [Bullets Forever]
  • Congrats to former HTS sideline reporter Dave Johnson on his induction into the Anne Arundel County Sports Hall of Fame. [Capital Gazette]