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Tuesday Caps Clips: Trims and Tandems

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes:

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Can Peter Laviolette instill more discipline in his new team - and save them from themselves? [Rink]
  • Continuing our look at the best of the new East Division with our countdown of the top 10 centers. [Rink]
  • Final thoughts as training camp comes to a close. [Caps video (Schultz, Sheary, Rinkside Update/Schultz), THW]
  • It’s official: the Caps will start the season with a homegrown goaltending tandem of Ilya Samsonov and Vitek Vanecek. [WaPo, NBCSW]
  • As they get ready for the regular season, the Caps have cut 15 players from the roster - although some of them may still join the taxi squad. [NBCSW]
  • A top-to-tails preview of the Caps’ upcoming season. [ESPN]
  • Looking ahead to the 2020-21 season for blueliner Nick Jensen. [Peerless]
  • The whole team’s offense kind of dried up in the postseason, but Jakub Vrana’s struggles were among the most visible - and he’s looking to put that behind him. [NBCSW]
  • That taxi squad is going to be crucial for keeping teams’ lineups intact over the course of the season without the potential delays from quarantine. [AP]
  • Thanks to the pandemic, this season is going to have plenty of challenges that go well beyond just the game on the ice. [CP]
  • It’s crazy to think that Alex Ovechkin is “only” at 706 goals for his career because of things that are well beyond his control. [TSN]
  • Reviewing the best offseason moves and making some bold predictions about the upcoming season. [NBCSports]
  • Using Goals Above Replacement and Standings Points Above Replacement to rank the new divisions. [NoVa Caps]
  • The good news: Mike Milbury is officially out at NBC. The bad? They’re replacing him with Mike Babcock. Pigeons learn faster than this network. [ESPN, Yahoo!]
  • Finally, happy 43rd birthday to Josef Boumedienne and happy 60th to Daryl Evans.