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Sunday Caps Clips: Shake It Up

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Lavi makes some changes to his forward group as camp resumes, wrapping up the first week of training camp and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Updates from practice yesterday, including some new lines courtesy of Peter Laviolette. [NoVa Caps (and images), RMNB]
  • Hear from the coach and some of the players after yesterday’s return to the ice. [Caps video (Laviolette, Wilson, Vrana, Siegenthaler)]
  • It’s been a tumultuous, troubling year for hockey, from allegations of abuse to ongoing diversity issues. But can the game finally take a hint and change? [The Athletic ($)]
  • With lots of new faces, a new system, and a new defensive coach, the Caps’ blueline is looking to take steps forward from a disappointing 2019-20 season. [WaPo]
  • Where the goalie competition stands, Connor McMichael arrives and begins quarantine, and more notes from Week 1 of training camp. [NBCSW]
  • What should our expectations really be for new head coach Peter Laviolette? [S&S]
  • A look ahead at the upcoming season for new defenseman Zdeno Chara. [Peerless]
  • Seven divisional opponents. Eight games against each. Yup, that’s the way to create a playoff atmosphere every night. [AP]
  • Previewing the 2020-21 season for all eight East Division teams. [Sportsnet]
  • From a new wife and a baby on the way to his work in the community, It’s been a busy offseason for Garnet Hathaway - and that’s the way he likes it. [NHLPA]
  • Take a stroll through the long, sometimes complicated, and occasionally divisive history of the Capitals’ logo. [THW]
  • Finally, happy 41st birthday to Rastislav Stana, and happy 31st to the #1 defenseman in our hearts, John Carlson.