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Friday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Blues Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The NHL’s Centennial Fan Arena and the St. Louis Blues roll into town, some campers leave town, Holtbeast is Holtbest and more.

Washington Capitals v New York Rangers Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • If there were any previews of tonight’s game, they would be posted here. Rosters and such should be available sometime today.
  • Training camp took the day off yesterday, which was an ideal time for the team to announce its first round of cuts. Eleven players were returned to their junior or overseas teams. [CSNMA, WaPo, NoVa Caps]
  • With the first week of camp in the books, here’s some projected final rosters. [CSNMA (plus podcast), NoVa Caps]
  • The penalty-fest of the first week of the preseason shows that the NHL is Super Cereal about cutting back on slashing. Coach Trotz needs his captain and star left wing to heed the warnings. [WaPo]
  • The Centennial Fan Arena is in town today and tomorrow at Capital One Arena. The Holtbeast has your invite:
  • Taylor Chorney, Ultimate Teammate™. [THW]
  • A few leftovers from Caps/Habs:
  • Postgame Notebook. [Dump-n-Chase]
  • Preseason stats! [NoVa Caps]
  • Rookie jumping into the wrong team’s bench >>>>> rookie taking solo lap in warmups. [RMNB, WaPo]
  • Finally, happy 57th birthday to Harvie Pocza.
  • One more:

Okay, two more - Michal Pivonka’s son Jake is headed to Notre Dame next year and scoring for Team USA along the way: