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Friday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Checking in with Orpik, the season ahead for Kuznetsov, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Brooks Orpik talks about his mangled pinky and the trade that blindsided him. [NHL, NBCSW]
  • Players continue to trickle back into town, with Tom Wilson and Brett Connolly joining the mix of vets and rookies at Medstar. [NoVa Caps]
  • Someone’s salty! [NHL]
  • A look ahead at what this season may hold for last year’s breakout star, Evgeny Kuznetsov. [Peerless]
  • Least surprising news ever: Kuznetsov, the Caps’ rep at this year’s NHL media tour, continues to be delightful (related, some NHLers need to unclench). [ESPN]
  • Breaking down the top ten players in the Metropolitan Division. [NHL]
  • Goaltending prospect Ilya Samsonov will make his North American debut this season, but he faces plenty of obstacles in his rookie outing. [NoVa Caps]
  • A few days after making its debut at Capital One Arena, the Stanley Cup will pay a visit to Hershey, allowing the Bears to share some of the glory they helped capture. [Fox43]
  • Finally, GO MYSTICS!