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Saturday Caps Clips: Let’s Get Physical

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Camp updates, a return to physicality, COA updates and more.

2018 NHL Draft - Portraits Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Wrapping up our look at the top 25 players under 25 in the Caps’ organization with the final five. [Rink]
  • Ten odd facts about the Caps and penalties through the years. [Rink]
  • Catch up on all of the news from the rink after Day 1 of camp. [Caps video (Reirden, locker room, Caps 365)]
  • Some storylines to keep an eye on over the next 2+ weeks of camp. [NBCSW, StarsandSticks]
  • Looking ahead to what 2019-20 has in store for Chandler Stephenson. [Peerless]
  • Braden Holtby and Nicklas Backstrom are both heading into a contract year, but neither one is sweating it all that much (at least not publicly). [NBCSW]
  • With the preseason opener around the corner, Capital One Arena has some reminders for those headed to the games - including an updated bag policy. [NoVa Caps, Caps Outsider]
  • Drafted last summer, blueline prospect Martin Fehervary has already made a big impression on the Caps’ brass and could play spoiler for the final roster spot. [WaPo]
  • The Caps won a Cup in part because of their physicality; as they head into a new season, that seems to be a renewed focus of the team. [WashTimes, NoVa Caps]
  • Some new faces on the Hershey coaching staff, along with Brooks Orpik’s new Player Development role, could make a big difference for the Bears this season. [NoVa Caps]
  • Prospects Lucas Johansen and Connor Hobbs in particular could gain from Orpik’s presence. [NoVa Caps]
  • The Caps aren’t alone in being up against the salary cap once again - so which team has it the worst? [StarsandSticks]
  • Happy 26th birthday to Travis Boyd, and happy 69th to Orest Kindrachuk.
  • And finally... they back. Hell yeah.