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Thursday Caps Clips: Party’s Over

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps down the champs in OT, Fehervary debuts, more previews and predictions for the season ahead and more.

Washington Capitals v St Louis Blues

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  • The Blues began their quest for a Cup repeat last night; no one knows how hard that quest is better than their opponents, the Caps. [Post-Dispatch]
  • The Caps drew pictures of themselves and some of their favorite things and it was amazing. [WaPo]
  • News and notes from the team ahead of last night’s season opener in St. Louis. [Caps, Caps video (Reirden, Ovechkin, Holtby, Rinkside Update/Gudas), NoVa Caps]
  • The biggest news: Pheonix Copley heads to waivers, making room for Ilya Samsonov to take over the backup spot (for now). [WaPo, NBCSW, WashTimes]
  • With Evgeny Kuznetsov suspended for the first three games, the Caps get a bit of salary relief - and some more time to figure out their pending money woes. [NBCSW]
  • Last night marked the NHL debut of rookie blueliner Martin Fehervary, who turned a strong training camp into a spot on the opening-night roster. [NBCSW]
  • Fehervary is one of many new faces in the lineup after an offseason of change. [NoVa Caps]
  • Nicklas Backstrom would like to stay in DC for the rest of his career... you heard him, Brian MacLellan. Make it so. [WashTimes]
  • Three players on this new-look Caps’ roster who could be in a position for a big season. [StarsandSticks]
  • Picks and predictions for division winners, Cup champ and awards. [ESPN, PHT (Cup, Eastern Conference), Defending Big D]
  • More storylines to watch in the upcoming season. [NYTimes, Fox Sports 1340]
  • Who’s The Guy to watch on every team this year? [Deadspin]
  • Predictions for new Cap Brendan Leipsic in 2019-20. [StarsandSticks]
  • The NHL is still allegedly on schedule to roll out player tracking in time for the playoffs - and NBC is working on how this new technology will change their broadcasts. [Sports Video Group]
  • Wrapping up the countdown of the top 100 players in the NHL. [The Score]
  • There’s no time to ease into the season in a busy opening week; here are five expectations for their first three games. [StarsandSticks]
  • Finally, happy 47th birthday to Michael Nylander.