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Friday Caps Clips: The Champs Start Training Camp

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Skaters and goalies report, Todd Reirden takes the helm, the college club program that could and more.

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

Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • The 2018-19 season beckons as the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals reported to the first day of training camp, a day for physicals and media hits. [NHL, NoVa Caps, RMNB]
  • The public portion of training camp kicks off this morning at 9:30 when Group White takes the ice for its skate test. [Full Schedule and Roster]
  • What to expect when you are expecting to attend training camp at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. [FiCP]
  • Say, the new partnership with MedStar (plus the acquisition of the best trophy in sports) means the Iceplex has a fresh new look. [RMNB]
  • Five storylines to watch... [WaPo]
  • ... or maybe even six. [NBCSW]
  • Newly minted bench boss Todd Reirden will be wasting no time. The camp will be challenging, and the players will have to compete... [WaPo]
  • ... which is fine with the team, as they have put away the champagne buckets and picked up their lunch pails. [NBCSN]
  • Crystal ballin’ the Metro Division - by their NHL19 rankings. [THW]
  • Previewing the coming season for Jakub Vrana. [Peerless]
  • Celebrating the ten greatest alumni of the Hershey Bears. [Pucks and Recreation]
  • “It’s hard here at a smaller school to find people who play hockey,” said club founder Nathan Mitchell. “We’d see someone rollerblading on campus or wearing a Capitals jersey and ask ‘Hey, do you play hockey?’” The University of Mary Washington Ice Hockey Club will play its first game ever when it faces Christopher Newport University on Saturday, and it has been a long time coming. [B&G Press]
  • Finally, wishing Travis Boyd a very happy 25th birthday!