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Caps Today, 7/23

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin (Russia), defensemen John Carlson (USA), Mike Green (Canada), Karl Alzner (Canada), center Nick Backstrom (Sweden) and Marcus Johansson (Sweden), goaltender Braden Holtby (Canada) along with prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov (Russia) have all been invited to National Men’s Hockey Orientation Camps.

The camps are designed to assist in the preparation of the 2014 Olympic Men's Ice Hockey teams that will compete at the XXII Olympic Winter Games to be held from Feb. 7-23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

The United States Olympic Men’s National Team Orientation Camp will be held at Kettler Capitals Iceplex from Aug. 26-27.  Details surrounding the five-day orientation camp will be released by the Capitals and USA Hockey at a later date.

The Czech Republic has yet to announce the players invited to its Olympic Camp.


Must Read/See/Hear Material

WashingtonCaps.comCaps re-sign Nicolas Deschamps

Monumental Network: Monumental Today 7/22  / Caps Gone Golfing – 7/22/13 / Rinkside Update 7/22

Washington Post: Capitals Insider: Holtby, Green, Alzner invited to Canada’s Olympic camp; Ovechkin , Kuznetsov among Russia invitees

CSN Washington: Caps sign Deschamps to one-year, two-day deal / Olympic orientation camp to include ‘public day’ / Caps still a popular choice by NBC

Yahoo: Russia announces 35 Olympic hopefuls; what, no Bryzgalov? (Ovechkin and Kuznetsov mentioned) Capitals sign Deschamps to one-year, two-way deal / Ovechkin highlights Russian Olympic camp roster / Lundqvist, Backstrom earn invites to Sweden camp

PennLive: Washington Capitals re-sign Hershey Bears LW Nicolas Deschamps for 2013-2014

Ted’s Take: Behind the Black Robes / “Take it Easy” / “Head Games”

Japers’ Rink: Tuesday Caps Clips / Caps Cap Comparables: Brooks Laich and Martin Erat

RMNB: Andrei Nikolishin Talks about his time with the Capitals, Says Jaromir Jagr “very emotional and vulnerable”

Peerless Prognosticator: Washington Capitals: Draft History in Context, Part VI – Take your positions: Goaltender / Washington Capitals: Draft History in Context, Part VII – Take your positions: Defenseman