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Wednesday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Flyers Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: the Caps and Flyers face off in a preseason matchup, thoughts on the blue line and the new guys and more.

Washington Capitals v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • A look ahead at this season for Washington Capitals newcomer Dylan Strome. [Peerless]
  • Updates from yesterday’s practice from WHN, Caps video (Coach Laviolette, Jensen, Gustafsson, and Oshie), NoVa Caps, and RMNB (and again).
  • New guy Erik Gustafsson is looking like an early lock for a third-pair role on the blue line. [WaPo ($)]
  • What could this season have in store for Washington? [NHL]
  • The Caps’ blue line remains almost the same from last season, but the changes that have been made could make a huge difference. [NBCSW]
  • The Capitals announced their 2022-2023 promotional schedule yesterday, and they have some killer giveaways on the calendar. [Caps]
  • What are some of the biggest questions facing the Capitals in training camp? [RMNB]
  • The Caps are feeling good with Darcy Kuemper in net. [NBCSW]
  • According to T.J. Oshie, Dylan Strome gives off Evgeny Kuznetsov vibes on the ice. [WHN]
  • Where does GM Brian MacLellan think the Capitals stand in the NHL hierarchy? [NBCSW]
  • Peter Laviolette III, who participated in the Capitals’ development and rookie camps, signed with Pittsburgh’s ECHL affiliate yesterday and will play his first season of professional hockey. [WHN]
  • An international hockey academy named after Alex Ovechkin is reportedly being built in Moscow. [NoVa Caps]
  • The NHL salary cap could apparently jump quite a bit over the next three seasons. [Sportsnet]
  • Finally, happy 69th birthday to Doug Gibson and happy 40th birthday to Dustin Penner!