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Wednesday Caps Clips: Baby Boom!

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Eller and Hagelin plan for some tiny new teammates,

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Who might benefit from having taken the last four months off ahead of the postseason? [Rink]
  • The JRR crew is back and ready to chat about the return of hockey. [Rink]
  • A look back at some of the Caps’ post-100 picks who went on to long careers in DC. [Rink]
  • News, notes, and updates from players and coach after Day 2 of training camp. [Caps video (Reirden, Eller, Hagelin, Dillon, Rinkside Update/Jensen), StarsandSticks]
  • With each of them expecting their second child, both Lars Eller and Carl Hagelin will need to leave the team bubble to be with their respective wives in early August. [WaPo, NBCSW, NHL, ESPN, The Score]
  • Tom Wilson often feeds off of fan energy (read: collective jealous hatred of opposing fans) - will he be able to step up his intensity without it? [NBCSW]
  • The Caps will be stationed in Toronto for the start of the playoffs. Alex Ovechkin has historically dominated in Toronto. Interesting... [StarsandSticks]
  • Sounds like Brenden Dillon is interested in sticking around with the Caps after this season. [NBCSW]
  • Always good to face a fierce “rival” in a game that’s meant to ramp up playoff intensity, and the Caps are lucky (?) enough to get the ‘Canes in their exhibition warmup. [NHL, The Score, NBCSW]
  • Hear from the NHLPA’s executive director Don Fehr on the return of hockey and the return of the NHL to the Olympics. [ESPN]
  • Here’s a “what if” scenario that’s disturbing to think about: What if the Caps hadn’t drawn the first overall pick in 2004? [NBCSW]