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Wednesday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Holtby gets his day while questions remain about his backup next season, predicting Vrana’s role and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The pride of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan brought the Cup home to where it all began as Braden Holtby gets his day with Lord Stanley. [Caps OT (and again), NHL, PA Now, MyLloydminsterNow]
  • Fresh off his big new contract, Tom Wilson knows that he has to adjust his game to adapt to a changing NHL. [NBCSW]
  • Which Eastern Conference foe poses the biggest challenge to the Caps’ hopes of a repeat? [NoVa Caps]
  • An up-and-down regular season and a postseason littered with bursts of greatness could have Jakub Vrana poised to take on a top-six role. [NBCSW]
  • With Philipp Grubauer moving on, it’s time for goaltending prospect Pheonix Copley to prove himself to be NHL-ready. [NoVa Caps]
  • A look at faceoffs and how the Caps have big shoes to fill with the loss of Jay Beagle. [FiCP, StarsandSticks]
  • With plenty of milestones already in the rearview mirror, Alex Ovechkin continues to chase history. [StarsandSticks]