Your warm-up links:
- Previews of an actual (albeit ultimately meaningless) hockey game between the Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes from Vogs, WaPo, NBCSW, NoVa Caps,
- This game may not mean anything in terms of seeding or elimination, but as the one warm-up game against a tough rival, it does matter. [NBCSW]
- Taking another look at the round-robin tournament in the East... [NBCSW]
- ...where the Caps and Lightning will get a chance to renew their awesome rivalry - if only for a game. [AP]
- Hear from players and coach after another day of practice and exploring the friendly confines of around-the-arena-and-hotel. [Caps video (Reirden, Backstrom/Hathaway, Dillon)]
- How much better do Brenden Dillon and Ilya Kovalchuk make this Caps team? Revisiting the trades that brought two new faces to DC. [NBCSW]
- So far, so good for the Caps inside their Toronto bubble of safety. [NBCSW]
- Caps’ radio voice John Walton isn’t in the bubble with the team, but he is impressed at the measures taken by the NHL so far. [CBS21]
- Where they are apparently having pushup competitions...? You do you, boys. [Winnipeg Free Press]
- One good thing about being stuck in the same city as your future opponent (whoever that may be)? Easy access to scouting. [NBCSW]
- Happy 26th birthday to Liam O’Brien.
- Finally, David Pastrnak clearly has great respect for Tom Wilson and definitely was not tweeting this as a joke (or having it tweeted on his behalf as a joke):
In my opinion Tom Wilson is the best goal scorer in the league— davidpastrnak (@pastrnak96) July 29, 2020
And thankfully, Tom Wilson is a good sport regardless. Advantage? Wilson.