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Tuesday Caps Clips: The Roster Starts to Take Shape

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Camp battles continue, more Metro madness ahead, Backstrom is a beast and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Was the Capitals’ practice lineup on Monday an Opening Night preview? [CSNMA]
  • Crikey! Perhaps Nathan Walker is earning a slot on Jay Beagle’s wing. [WaPo]
  • Seven defensemen remain in camp to compete for two available spots. And check it - Christian Djoos is one of ‘em. [WaPo]
  • The competition for the three available forward sweaters is also intense. [WashTimes]
  • Crystal ballin’ Pheonix Copley’s 2017-18... [NoVa Caps]
  • ... and the season ahead for Brooks Orpik. [Peerless]
  • Number 19 is Number 11 in the Top 50 Players Right Now:
  • The Caps can only look forward because looking back...they can’t even. [ESPN]
  • Predicting the Metro standings this season - it is still a dominant division in which every standings point gained or frittered away will matter. [theScore]
  • It’s a wide-open Eastern Conference. [AP]
  • Tom Wilson will have to wait one more game to not change it. [RMNB]
  • The Hershey Bears Hockey Club opened training camp yesterday, kicking off the 80th season of professional hockey in Central Pennsylvania. [NoVa Caps]
  • Roster... [Hershey Bears]
  • ... and photos. [NoVa Caps]
  • Congrats are in order for Caps prospect forward Brian Pinho, who was named Captain of his Providence Friars squad in his senior season.
  • Finally, happy 37th birthday to Batya.