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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: the ever-important Dmitry Orlov, preseason planning, prospect news and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • What are some of the biggest questions facing the Washington Capitals as training camp approaches? [NoVa Caps]
  • One thing the Capitals do not have to worry about this season: maintaining their reputation as a physical force on the ice. [S+S]
  • Dmitry Orlov is a vital part of Washington’s defensive corps, and he knows just how important clean zone entries are. [NoVa Caps]
  • The Caps’ preseason games could be more important than you realize. [S+S]
  • Washington’s championship window is still propped open, but it is swinging shut. [THW, SI]
  • Caps’ defensive prospect Martin Has is seeking OHL redemption this season. [The Record]
  • In a recent interview with OK Magazine, Alex Ovechkin discusses the lack of fear he had about coming to North America to play hockey. [NoVa Caps]
  • Spice up your morning with some bold takes about the Capitals’ 2021-2022 season. [NBCSW]
  • 14 different Caps have worn the captain’s “C” on their sweater, but five of them rank high above the rest. [S+S]
  • Capitals’ prospect and 2021 fifth round draft pick Haakon Hanelt has finally arrived in North America, and he has his sights set on the NHL. [NoVa Caps]
  • The Caps have had some absolute grinders suit up for them throughout the years, but here are ten of the best. [S+S]
  • Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin: a tale of arch rivals, teammates, and countrymen. [NoVa Caps]
  • The Capitals can still be contenders, but there are certain things to watch out for that will keep them from chasing another Stanley Cup. [S+S]
  • Because this season will be extended due to the Beijing Olympics, certain roster moves meant to save salary cap space might not be as effective as they have been in the past. [NoVa Caps]
  • Capitals single-game tickets went on sale this weekend, so make sure to grab yours soon! [Capitals]
  • Finally, happy 45th birthday to Jose Theodore!