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Tuesday Caps Clips: Development Camp Opens

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The next generation of Capitals his the ice today for Development Camp, qualifying offers are tendered, and rumors swirl around the remaining UFAs

2018 NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7 Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • The Rink extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of of NBC Sports Washington cameraman Michael “Mikey D” DiVenere, who passed away very unexpectedly this weekend. Mikey D loved the Capitals, loved his job, and the hockey world is just a bit dimmer with his loss. Rest well, Mikey D. [Twitter feed tributes]
  • The puck drops for the 2018 Capitals Development Camp at Kettler today at 9:00 am, with the forwards on the Caps rink and the defensemen on the public rink. [NHL, NBCSW,
  • Can’t tell the players without a program. [Caps Today (pdf), NoVa Caps]
  • One question for which we will receive an answer in the fullness of time:
  • Speaking of vacancies in Hershey, former Bears bench boss Troy Mann has a contract to coach up the AHL Belleville Senators. [Belleville Sens, RMNB]
  • John Carlson signed his massive new deal and then spoke to the media. [NBCSN]
  • Related - No, the Carlson contract will not destroy the Caps’ ability to deal. [THN]
  • Also related - Yes, this is a business. And business gotta business. [WaPo]
  • The next order of business was the tendering of qualifying offers to the eligible RFAs. Tom Wilson, Madison Bowey, Travis Boyd, Liam O’Brien, and Riley Barber each received a QO. Devante Smith-Pelly did not, which makes him a unrestricted free agent as of July 1. The Caps can continue negotiating with him, but without the QO they will not be bound to the terms of an arbitration. [WaPo, RMNB (and again), NBCSW, NoVa Caps]
  • The Caps continue to negotiate with Michal Kempny, who has had inquiries from 7-8 other teams. [NoVa Caps]
  • “Someone is going to make it very difficult for Jay Beagle to stay.” [31 Thoughts]
  • Top-Line Tommy could become Long-Term Tommy sometime this summer. [@Adam_Zielonka]
  • The season in review for:
  • John Carlson... [Rink]
  • ... Andre Burakovsky... [Peerless]
  • ... Evgeny Kuznetsov... [Peerless]
  • ... and the season in preview for Ilya Samsonov. [NoVa Caps]
  • Philipp Grubauer’s move to Colorado makes an opportunity for Pheonix Copley. [KTVA]
  • Weather, why does it hate quality exhibition outdoor ice hockey games? [The Province]
  • Finally, happy 38th birthday to John Erskine.