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Thursday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Crystal ballin’ the new fourth line, training camp battles ahoy, Ovi is still good and more.

2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Five Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • Wrapping the Orlov, Oshie, and Ovechkin wraps with the Japers’ Rink Radio crew. [Rink]
  • Armchair general managers, assemble! It is time to reconfigure the Jay Beagle -less fourth line. [THW]
  • Related - Training camp battles. [NoVa Caps]
  • Will Devante Smith-Pelly’s playoff success translate to the regular season? [NBCSW]
  • Addition by addition and extensions. [RMNB]
  • Tom Wilson unexpectedly has acquired some prime property in Denver... [milehighsticking]
  • ... and some additional properties in Columbus... [1stOhioBattery]
  • ... plus his media empire is growing. [Vice Sports]
  • Oh hai there Alex Ovechkin.
  • “In his 33 years of Cup travels, [Keeper of the Cup Phil] Pritchard said he sent a postcard to his wife everywhere he went. She’s kept each one, a total eclipsing 3,200 postcards stored somewhere in the Pritchard abode reflecting the Keeper’s unique life. “But I think if I had the chance, I’d trade it any time for my name to be on the Cup and someone bringing the Cup to me,” Pritchard said. “Without a hesitation.” [WashTimes]
  • Another look at the Cup’s day in Saskatchewan with Braden Holtby. [FiCP, Meridian Booster]