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Friday Caps Clips: Preseason Stumbles Continue

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps falter again in their preseason loss to the Habs, defensive prospects and the veterans who teach them, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s loss in Quebec City. [NHL, WaPo, NoVa Caps, Gazette, CP, AP, EOTP]
  • The Caps’ top line of Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Tom Wilson was back together in their first taste of preseason action last night. [Caps, WashTimes]
  • So the game didn’t go so well... but how did some of the kids do? [NoVa Caps]
  • The latest updates from training camp. [Caps video (Reirden, Rinkside Update/Burakovsky) RMNB]
  • Examining the one burning question facing each of the 31 teams heading into the 2018-19 season. [CBS Sports]
  • Previewing the upcoming season for everyone’s favorite deadline signing-turned-missing piece Michal Kempny. [Peerless]
  • Flyers’ goalie prospect Carter Hart has Braden Holtby to thank for some confidence-building words of wisdom. [NHL]
  • Liam O’Brien and defenseman Connor Hobbs are fighting for spots on the Caps’ roster - literally. [FiCP]
  • Unfortunately the Caps don’t have much in the way of open roster spots, especially on defense, where they suddenly have a wealth of talent in waiting. [WaPo]
  • That young talent has a pretty great role model to look up to in returning blueliner and consummate professional Brooks Orpik. [NBCSW]
  • Kammerer, meet Kammerer! [NBC4 video]
  • Count Evgeny Kuznetsov and Brooks Orpik among the League’s recent converts to the cult of coconut water. [ESPN]
  • A Falls Church garden center has built a 20-foot-tall Stanley Cup scarecrow. [RMNB]
  • Finally, the Caps may have lost last night... but man, it’s good to see this again: