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Saturday Caps Clips: Training Camp, Day Two

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Everyone skates, Ovi speaks, and parsing the camp lines and d-pairings.

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  • Day Two of training camp gets underway at 9:30am when Group Blue takes the ice on the Arlington Rink. Group White skates at 11:00, and Group Red laces up at 12:30. The full roster (by group) is available here...
  • ... and here’s a breakdown of how they lined up on Day One. [CSNMA]
  • Season storylines. []
  • For the first time in a couple of years, the camp battles are meaningful. There’s room on the roster for some of the youngsters, and opportunity abounds. [Dump-n-Chase]
  • Who will step up on the blueline? [WaPo]
  • The door to Alex Ovechkin’s Olympic dream has slammed shut, which means he can devote his full attention to that Stanley Cup window. [WaPo, CSNMA, AP, PHT]
  • Everyone got some camera time yesterday. [Monumental video (MacLellan, Trotz, Holtby, Backstrom, Oshie, Kuznetsov, Carlson, Rinkside Update/Smith-Pelly, Caps 365)]
  • Nicklas Backstrom talked about Christian Djoos and his own Olympic dreams. [CSNMA]
  • T.J. Oshie talked about signing his big deal with the Caps, and then about teammates who have moved on. [CSNMA]
  • There, he said it - Evgeny Kuznetsov admitted that the Olympic option made the KHL a strong contender. [RMNB]
  • Why this camp is already Connor Hobbs’ best camp. [CSNMA]
  • Finally, happy 28th birthday to the Caps’ most important player, Braden Holtby.