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Thursday Caps Clips: They’ll Take Manhattan

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Irma washes out the prospect tournament, Holts and Osh Babe go to Gotham, Burra’s back and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Ranking the ten best ‘tenders in the Metro. [Rink]
  • The Caps, Cats, Bolts and Preds made it official - the Prospect Tournament in Estero, Florida has been cancelled due to Hurricane Irma. [Caps Today, WaPo, PHT]
  • ‘Twas NHL Media Day in NYC, and T.J. Oshie and Braden Holtby repped for the Capitals. With a look at the new Adidas sweater.
  • Kevin Shattenkirk was at Media Day for his new team, but he had this to say about his former captain: “I loved [Alex Ovechkin]. The thing that surprised me the most was how much fun he has. I didn't really grasp how big he was and how much pressure he has on him. He always comes to the rink with the smile on his face. That's something I really admired about him.” [ESPN]
  • Welcome back, Andre Burakovsky. [NoVa Caps]
  • Season previews for...
  • ... Brooks Orpik ... [CSNMA]
  • ... Lars Eller ... [Peerless]
  • ... the Atlantic Division ... [NoVa Caps]
  • ... the WHL Kamloops Blazers, and their “most-explosive” forward, Caps prospect Garrett Pilon ... [KTW]
  • ... and an upbeat assessment from Ed Frankovic and Nestor Aparicio:
  • The Lig announced some rule changes for the upcoming season, and the new penalty for a failed offside review has some teeth. [NoVa Caps]
  • Goodbye, depth. [ESPN]