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Monday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Blackhawks Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps prepare for their first preseason action against the ‘Hawks,

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight’s preseason opener against the ‘Hawks from Vogs and NoVa Caps, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Second City Hockey for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Previewing the 2019-20 season for Jakub Vrana. [Peerless]
  • Updates from a weekend of training camp out at Medstar Capitals Iceplex. [Caps Outsider]
  • Coach Todd Reirden feels that this is a career-defining moment for beleaguered center Evgeny Kuznetsov. [NBCSW]
  • The Caps are facing some big questions leading up to the start of the season, including how to handle their salary cap situation and what the bottom six will look like. [WashTimes]
  • How much can we tell about the opening night lineup from the first day of training camp? [NBCSW]
  • The Capitals have implemented their own system of wearable player tracking that could collect data on player conditioning and intensity levels. [RMNB]
  • Finally, happy birthday to Braden Holtby, who turns the big 3-0 today!