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Saturday Caps Clips: Not Suck Back to Back

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The first day of camp is in the books with lots of smiles and nary a hangover in sight. And away we go...

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • All the news, notes, and pictures from Day 1 of Training Camp. [Rink, WaPo, WashTimes, Caps Outsider, NoVa Caps (and photos part 1 and part 2), FiCP (and again)]
  • A look at the season ahead with the Japers’ Rink Radio crew. [Rink]
  • New head coach Todd Reirden discusses his coaching philosophy and what he’ll change as he attempts to lead the Caps to a repeat. [NoVa Caps]
  • Yeah, they partied this summer. Know why? Because they won the freaking Cup, that’s why. But it’s back to business now - hangover shmangover. [WaPo, ESPN]
  • ...okay but speaking of hangovers this shirt is awesome. [Rink]
  • And while fall is upon us, we should never forget the joyous haze of celebration that took over the city this summer. [WTOP]
  • Now that he’s got a Cup, it’s time for the media to leave their lazy narratives about Alex Ovechkin in the trash where they belong. [NBCSW]
  • Ovechkin remains a true gem. [Caps OT]
  • Talking about newcomer Sergei Shumakov, Braden Holtby’s potential workload, and more with Isabelle’s new weekly mailbag. [WaPo]
  • Guys, Nicklas Backstrom might be kind of happy right now, and it’s both delightful and a little scary. [NoVa Caps]
  • Three months later, Braden Holtby is unimpressed by The Save. K, crazy. [NBCSW]
  • With 20 of 22 players from last year’s roster returning this season, camp will feature very little in the way of competition. [AP]
  • John Carlson and Lars Eller were absent from the first day of camp with lower-body but allegedly not serious injuries. [NBCSW]
  • Looking ahead at what the season may hold for Tom Wilson. [Peerless]
  • Wilson discusses his two talented wingers and what makes the team’s top line so successful. [Yahoo! Canada]
  • The NHL took a close look at the way the Caps rid themselves of Brooks Orpik’s contract - and re-signed him - this summer, but it appears as if no rules were broken. [NBCSW, WashTimes]