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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Kuznetsov and Oshie are repping DC, the prospects are ready to throw down in Florida and more.

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Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov are repping the Caps for the NHL’s annual preseason media tour. [NoVa Caps]

  • The target on their team’s back feels just fine. [NHL]
  • Kuzy had the quote of the day as he made the media rounds (scroll down). [SI]
  • Tom Wilson has returned to Washington ready to work on his real estate portfolio offense. [NBCSW]
  • Goalies doing goalie things. [FiCP]
  • The 2018 Prospect Showcase gets underway today with Washington facing Nashville at 1:00 Eastern. The game will be broadcast on Caps Radio 24/7. [Caps Today, NoVa Caps]
  • Lordy lordy, Team Germany Olympic silver medallist head coach Marco Sturm turns 40. And happy 28th birthday to Stanley Cup champion Michal Kempny!
  • Finally: “But for one week in June, it all seemed worth it. For one summer, all the pain of all those losses seemed a narrative necessity, the bitter conditions required for that cathartic burst of sweet, thoughtless idiot joy. We leapt in fountains. We scaled lampposts. We fell off our barstools and knelt on our living room floors and wept. And the Capitals’ willingness to celebrate publicly, to make their own stupid happiness accessible to us, gave our own exultation a communal weight—a sense that the irrational one-sided emotions fans project onto our favorite sports boys were, in some impersonal but genuine way, understood and reciprocated.” [Deadspin]