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Wednesday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Cup travels to Chelyabinsk, previewing a training camp battle, milestones ahoy and more.

2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Five Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • In the 2017-18 season, career years for Caps players were uncommonly common. [Rink]
  • As has become commonly common, Alex Ovechkin is totes gonna obliterate some records this upcoming season. Dino Ciccarelli, you are on the clock. [Caps Outsider]
  • This year’s big training camp battle will be for fourth-line centerman. Jay Beagle left some pretty big skates to fill. [NBCSW]
  • The specter of Tom Wilson continues to loom large over Brooklyn. [Eyes on Isles]
  • Apparently the Caps have allowed their rights to Swiss defenseman Damien Riat expire, and he will be patrolling EHC Biel’s blueline this season. []
  • Just for fun, here’s a video from 2014 with Alex Ovechkin’s parents showing us around the Ovimuseum at his country home in Russia... [YouTube via Pavel Lysenkov]
  • ... and a video from November 2017 when Ovi’s pals T-Killah and Amiran Sardarov came to DC for a visit. There’s a nice li’l tour around the Kettler facilities, and then a fair amount of time at Stately Ovechkin Manor, which seemed oddly empty. It’s all in Russian, so there’s maybe a language warning... [YouTube via Sport-Business]
  • ... and one for Evgeny Kuznetsov on the occasion of his Day with the Cup. This is from Traktor TV in March 2014, as Kuzya packed his bags for America. [YouTube]
  • Finally, happy 49th birthday to James Black, happy 64th to Roland Stoltz, and many happy returns to Brendan Morrison, who turns 43 today.