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Tuesday Caps Clips: Welcome, Campers!

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps hit the ice at Medstar as Phase 3 training camp gets underway, players and coach talk about the road ahead and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Another iconic Alex Ovechkin moment gets the bobblehead treatment. Simply sensational! [Rink]
  • A look at players selected by the Caps with the 100th pick or later whose time in DC was relatively brief. [Rink]
  • They’re back, boys and girls and babes, let’s go! [Rink, Caps, WaPo, AP, StarsandSticks]
  • Five questions facing the Caps as their camp gets underway. [WaPo]
  • The focus this week for Todd Reirden and his staff is simply to assess where the players stand. [NoVa Caps]
  • Talks have yet to begin between the Caps and Alex Ovechkin regarding a contract extension... but he’s focused on more important things first. [NBCSW, StarsandSticks]
  • Like getting a crack at another Stanley Cup in a most unusual postseason. [NHL]
  • Previewing the teams in the Eastern Conference tournament. [TSN]
  • Three bold predictions for the Caps’ upcoming playoff run. [StarsandSticks]
  • Brian Pinho is trending up as he takes part in another Caps’ training camp, and is primed for a new contract. [NoVa Caps]
  • Breaking down the roster for this month’s training camp. [StarsandSticks]
  • Michal Kempny talks about the reentry process to get back to the US during the pandemic. [NoVa Caps]
  • Who was the regular-season MVP for each of the 31 teams? [Sportsnet]
  • Part of the new CBA included allowing NHLers to participate in the 2022 and 2026 Olympics. So who makes the cut for Team USA, Canada, and Russia? [The Score, NBC Sports (USA, Canada)]
  • Coaches from four of the DC pro teams, including the Caps’ own Todd Reirden, took part in a roundtable to discuss a number of topics. First up? Earning the trust of a superstar. [NBCSW]