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Saturday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Djoos bulks up, Backstrom believes the curse will end and more.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Caps’ prospect Christian Djoos has added a whole four pounds to his slender frame in hopes of cracking the NHL roster this year. [WaPo, CSNMA]
  • Nicklas Backstrom believes that the Caps’ “curse” will be lifted. Here’s hoping, big guy. [NoVa Caps]
  • All-time Caps roster: go. [CSNMA]
  • The Caps are going to need more at even strength from their slimmed-down captain. [NoVa Caps]
  • Previewing the season ahead for Tom Wilson... [CSNMA]
  • ...and Philipp Grubauer. [NoVa Caps]
  • What if... the Caps had chosen to keep Byron Dafoe over Olie Kolzig in that fateful trade with the Bruins? [Scotty Wazz]
  • Finally, happy 68th birthday to Michel Belhumeur, happy 60th to Bobby Gould, happy 52nd to Kevin Miller, and happy 41st to Ivan Majesky.