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Saturday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: World Junior rosters start to take shape, Orpik has a new gig and more.

2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Five Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Can Jakub Vrana rebound from a rough postseason? [NBCSW]
  • A new coach, an aging captain, and a shortened season in a new division are just a few of the hurdles facing the Caps when the season gets underway. [THW]
  • As good as Henrik Lundqvist is at hockey, he’s even better at being a giving human being. [SI]
  • It’s not much of a surprise but Caps’ prospect Connor McMichael has made Team Canada’s 25-man roster for the upcoming World Juniors. [TSN, Sportsnet]
  • The official roster hasn’t been finalized for Team Czech Republic, but Caps’ prospect Martin Hugo Has is through the first round of cuts. [NoVa Caps]
  • The Stingrays became the first team in the Capitals’ organization to kick off the 2020-21 season last night, falling to the Swamp Rabbits 3-2 in OT. [Post & Courier, Caps Outsider]
  • Finally, congratulations to Brooks Orpik, who returns to his alma mater as an assistant coach: