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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Preliminary contract extension talks are expected to begin with Nicklas Backstrom and Braden Holtby before camp starts next month. [NHL]
  • Add Michal Kempny to the list of players who ended last season with an injury but should be ready for training camp. Hooray! [NHL]
  • Kempny was among those on the ice at MCI as the team’s informal practices continue to grow. [NoVa Caps]
  • What can we expect from the Caps’ special teams this season? [NBCSW]
  • Putting together a defensive corps of the franchise’s all-time best blueliners. [StarsandSticks]
  • Wrapping up season reviews for the Metropolitan with a look at the reigning division champs... your Washington Capitals. [NBCSW]
  • A look back at the 10 best entry-level performances of the salary cap era, including a couple of studly Caps. [The Score]
  • With Brooks Orpik’s retirement, the alternate captain role is open - and here are three options to take his place. [StarsandSticks]
  • Finally, happy 55th birthday to Dean Evason.