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Thursday Caps Clips: Let’s Go

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The team explores options up front, talking about the decision to opt in and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Hear from a few more of the Caps about returning to the ice and what lies ahead in the playoffs. [Caps video (Kovalchuk, McMichael, Oshie)]
  • News and notes from Training Camp Day 3. [Caps365, NoVa Caps]
  • Ilya Kovalchuk and Brenden Dillon get something most players don’t get after a mid-season trade: the benefit of a full training camp. [Caps]
  • The time off could also be beneficial for a team that seemed to be stuck in a rut for much of the year. [WashTimes]
  • None of the Caps chose to opt out of the season, but that doesn’t mean it was an easy decision. [NBCSW]
  • Ilya Kovalchuk hopes the Caps get to face his former team, Montreal, in the postseason. [NHL]
  • Top prospect Connor McMichael wasn’t just a symbolic invite to camp - he could see playing time in the postseason. [NBCSW]
  • Also getting a look at camp? Prospect Brian Pinho, who impressed the organization with a strong showing in Hershey this year. [Salem News]
  • What if 2018 playoff legend Lars Eller didn’t score that goal in double overtime against the Blue Jackets? /shudder/ [NBCSW]
  • Happy 54th birthday to Mikhail Tatarinov, and happy 29th to 2018 Stanley Cup Runner-Up Nate Schmidt.
  • Finally... it’s a shame these guys don’t enjoy each other’s company at all.