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It’s New Territory For The Washington Capitals

from Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post,

There was a time — say, 365 days ago — when the opening of Washington Capitals’ training camp meant regurgitating some version of a nauseating end to the previous season. Man, that was hard. There was a time – say, 365 days ago – when the Capitals wallowed in the latest in a litany of crippling losses. From top to bottom, the organization admitted to a hangover.

Now, the most significant concern might be: Are the Caps still hung over? The pre-training camp questions have been about opportunity lost and whether they can gear up again. They have never before included whether they did one keg stand too many.

And now, here we are, because — and even these three months later, it’s so weird to type this — the Washington Capitals are Stanley Cup champions. Thus, the opening of this training camp Friday at (recently rebranded) Medstar Capitals Iceplex begins the first season Washington pursues something it already has.

The Stanley Cup champs, going after another Stanley Cup. In Washington.

Go figure.


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