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Tuesday Caps Clips: Devilish Start

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps fall in a penalty-filled outing in Newark, dissecting the blueline battle and more.

Washington Capitals v New Jersey Devils Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s loss from, WaPo, CSNMA, , NoVa Caps, RMNB, and
  • Nathan Walker made a big statement in his first preseason game, scoring the lone goal for the good guys as he continues his quest to make history. [Caps Outsider, NoVa Caps]
  • So. Many. Penalties. [NoVa Caps]
  • New Jersey’s Nico Hischier and Caps prospect Jonas Siegenthaler are part of a new wave of Swiss players making their mark on the NHL. [WaPo]
  • As the League gets faster and focuses more on skating ability, someone like Aaron Ness might have the inside track on a roster spot for the Caps. [CSNMA]
  • Like Ness, prospect Christian Djoos isn’t the biggest guy fighting for a blueline spot - but that doesn’t always matter. [CSNMA]
  • Breaking down the battles for what should be three to four openings on the Caps’ forward corps. [RMNB]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s pregame camp day. [Monumental video (Rinkside Update/Johansen, Trotz)
  • More on the hefty expectations facing Tom Wilson this season. [WaPo, NBC Sports]
  • Scoping out the prospects who may be on the bubble for Metropolitan Division teams... [FRS]
  • ...and ranking the top 100 prospects in the NHL. [THW}
  • Three-year-old Noah Murphy stopped by Kettler yesterday, and was nice enough to bring his dad (who you might know as Nats’ slugger Daniel Murphy) along. [CSNMA]
  • Finally, happy 56th birthday to Don Beaupre.