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Tuesday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Wrapping up the Caps’ rookie camp and looking ahead to the start of training camp, getting a sneak preview of the new ESPN/Turner coverage and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • New Bears coach Scott Allen shared his thoughts on his first rookie camp and his impressions of top prospect Connor McMichael. [Caps video, NBCSW]
  • McMichael is getting plenty of buzz already elsewhere in the hockey world, too. [NHL, The Athletic ($)]
  • Defensive prospect Vincent Iorio would like to model his game after John Carlson. Sounds good to us. [RMNB]
  • After falling a bit in the 2020 draft due to injury concerns, Hendrix Lapierre got himself healthy, had a big season last year, and is ready for the next level. [RMNB]
  • A few final notes and thoughts from players as the 2021 rookie camp comes to a close. [Caps video (Caps365, Protas, Hughes), WHN]
  • The Caps have added to their hockey operations team, bringing in Dr. Aimee Kimball as senior director of team and organizational development. [Caps, WaPo, NBCSW]
  • Drone cameras, programming that seeks to capture the human side and - dare we say it? - the fun side of hockey... yup, hockey on ESPN and Turner should look pretty different. [NHL]
  • He won’t be able to catch Wayne Gretzky this season, but there is a goal-scoring record that Alex Ovechkin could - and likely will - break in 2021-22. [S&S]
  • Taking a look at the Metro Division’s many talented wingers. [Canes Country]
  • Handing out some offseason grades to the Metro teams... [The Score]
  • ...and some power rankings to all 32 teams. [Sportsnet]
  • Finally, happy 52nd birthday to Curtis Leschyshyn and happy 31st to Nick Jensen!