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Caps Clips: Action and Auctions

Washington Capitals news and notes: Raising money for good causes, getting back on the ice, garnering awards for pupdom... all in a (few) days’ work.

NHL: JAN 10 Capitals at Bruins Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • As part of Pride Month, Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation is auctioning off assorted goodies from June 18-26 with proceeds benefiting SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders). Go bid! [Caps, Handbid]
  • Pretty, pretty nice.
  • Braden and Brandi Holtby’s recent auction supporting BLMDC and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights raised almost $40,000. [Caps]
  • Also getting into the auction game? T.J. Oshie, whose COVID-19 Relief Auction will benefit the COVID-19 Critical Needs Fund at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Go bid again! [Caps, Handbid, NBCSW]
  • More than 100 NHLers have made statements on racism in recent weeks, and a handful are starting to take actual action. It’s about damn time. [AP]
  • With a date for training camp officially set, Coach Todd Reirden got back to talking hockey and his confidence in his squad with playoffs (maybe) looming). [Caps, WaPo]
  • Sounds like the captain could be back in town as soon as next week, and is ready to get back to work. [NHL]
  • Meanwhile (some of) the boys are back in town! [NHL]
  • One of those boys is Braden Holtby, who - for now, at least - is still the man between the pipes for the Caps when the playoffs get underway. [WashTimes, NBCSW]
  • So just how tough is it going to be for these guys to shake off the rust of a three-month pause and get back in playoff shape? [NBCSW]
  • A look at how the Caps might stack up against some of their round-robin opponents. [StarsandSticks (and again), NoVa Caps]
  • Counting down the top three milestones from the past year. [StarsandSticks]
  • The Caps took home four Fan Choice Awards on Friday, including Captain’s award as Best Team Dog. As if we didn’t know that already. [NBCSW]
  • Remember that time that the Capitals and Devils were almost merged into one team? No? Read on. [Pucks and Pitchforks]
  • “It’s yours, boys and girls and babes, let’s go!” Remembering that magical day downtown two years ago when the Caps and their fans finally came together to celebrate. [NBCSW]
  • And finally, opinions may differ on the NHL’s plan to get hockey back in action, or whether it’ll even happen at all... but gosh darn, is this fun to see:
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What rust?

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