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Sunday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Chara departs for the Island, the rookies convene at Medstar, looking ahead to training camp and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Caps’ prospects and invitees kicked off the leadup to the 2021-22 season with the opening of rookie camp out at Medstar yesterday. [Caps video (Nardella), NBCSW, THW, WHN]
  • Among them was, of course, Connor McMichael, who talked afterward about his offseason training, which included some pretty impressive workout buddies. [Caps video, NBCSW]
  • Who are the top three prospects to keep an eye on over the rest of rookie camp? [S&S]
  • Breaking down all of Alex Ovechkin’s many, MANY accomplishments achieved before turning 36 just a few days ago. [NoVa Caps]
  • Zdeno Chara decided to undo all the good will he built up during his year in DC and sign a one-year deal to play for the Islanders (on purpose, we assume, but...) [NHL, AP, PHT, ESPN]
  • Three burning questions facing the Caps ahead of next week’s training camp. [S&S]
  • Get the lowdown on all the other comings and goings, fraternal connections and news stories from a fairly eventful NHL offseason. [NoVa Caps]
  • The Caps could have as many as seven different Olympic representatives this February as NHLers make their return to the Games in Beijing. [THW]
  • Finally, happy birthday to Don Beaupre, who turns the big 6-0 today.