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Wednesday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Blues Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: And so it begins again...

Washington Capitals v St Louis Blues

Your savory season-opening links:

  • Our Top 10 countdown of the best in the Metro continues with a look at the best right wings. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight’s season opener against the Blues from Vogs, Peerless, NoVa Caps, WaPo, AP, and the Post-Dispatch, and be sure to check out our Cup-winning compatriots over at St. Louis Game Time for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • The Caps officially have their opening-night roster - and it’s cap compliant, no less! [WaPo, NBCSW]
  • Caps’ blueliner Dmitry Orlov and Blues’ forward Vladimir Tarasenko grew up together in Siberia, and now share the glory of having won a Cup. [NHL]
  • Previewing the Caps’ 2019-20. [NBCSW]
  • Previews and predictions for what is certain to be an entertaining year in the Metropolitan Division. [NoVa Caps, Last Word on Hockey]
  • Predicting division winners, Wild Card spots, and who will take home the Cup this season. [NHL]
  • Get the rundown on all of the storylines to follow and questions facing each team in the upcoming season. [Sporting News, SI, NHL]
  • The first Super 16 of the year is up, and the Caps have made the cut - 1 down, hopefully many more to go. [NHL]
  • Plenty of players have departed since the team’s first Cup last year, but the uncertain futures of Backstrom and Holtby mean we could soon be facing the end of an era. [WaPo]
  • Coach Todd Reirden’s team still has high expectations to live up to, but gone is the longer leash afforded to a rookie coach. [WaPo]
  • Congrats to John Carlson, who follows in former defensive partner Brooks Orpik’s footsteps to wear the ‘A’ as one of the alternate captains. [Caps video (Carlson), WaPo, NBCSW]
  • Hear from the team ahead of tonight’s season opener in St. Louis. [Caps video (Reirden, Backstrom, Caps 365)]
  • Predicting what the season ahead may hold for new blueliner Radko Gudas. [StarsandSticks]
  • Miss a trade? Need a primer on the rule changes? Here’s everything you might have slept through this offseason. [ESPN]

Buckle up, boys and girls and babes... the Caps are back!