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The penultimate day of Capitals development camp took place on Friday, as the prospects continued with drills in preparation for Saturday’s scrimmage. In the afternoon, the Caps hosted a three-on-three tournament, which saw Liam O’Brien’s Team Red winning in the championship game.

Saturday is the final day of development camp, which coincides with the team’s annual fanfest. The scrimmage will take place at Kettler Capitals Iceplex at 10:30AM. See how many RMNBers you can spot in attendance! Also I’m told Ranger Nathan is taking donations on any Troy Brouwer gear that you find at the equipment sale. Here’s the full schedule of Fanfest.

You can see all of Amanda Bowen’s photos from Friday below.

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Last week, the Washington Capitals tore down the giant banner of Mike Green that hung over the parking deck adjacent to the Ballston Common Mall. On Friday, they unfurled a replacement banner: Braden Holtby.

That should be comforting to fans who are nervous about Holtby’s contract situation.

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You remember how exciting my photoshop of TJ Oshie in a Capitals uniform was a few days ago? Now let’s visit the opposite end of the feels spectrum.

On Thursday, the Detroit Red Wings posted a photoshop of former Capital Mike Green in his new #25 Red Wings jersey and no, I will never get used to this.

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During his first development camp in Washington last year, 2014 first-round pick Jakub Vrana wowed everyone with his skill via a fancy shootout goal. This year, the Capitals wisely affixed a GoPro to the top of his bucket. The returns were predictably tremendous.

Here are my ten favorite GIFs from Vrana’s helmet cam video.

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Thursday was day three for the Caps prospects at development camp. They started off doing five-on-five and the other puck handling drills we’ve grown accustomed to seeing at regular season Caps practices. Coaches started developing lines in red, white, and gray. These factions preview what we might see at the Fanfest scrimmage on Saturday morning. Though, there’s still plenty of time to mix it up.

The guys played a 3-on-3 tourney on Thursday afternoon after the Caps rink was transformed into three separate playing surfaces.

In other news, current Cap, Connor Carrick, and now St. Louis Blue, Troy Brouwer, were spotted at camp today, hanging around the facility before pulling on their skates for some afternoon ice time.

RMNB’s Amanda Bowen has all your photos of the morning sessions below.

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Photos: Caleb Herbert Fan Club

While 23-year-old center Caleb Herbert has a long road to the NHL in front of him, he has something that other higher-rated Caps prospects in the system don’t: a burgeoning fan club!

Tuesday, three college-aged girls emblazoned in amazing, handmade puffy-paint shirts, made the journey to Kettler Capitals Iceplex to watch the first day of Development Camp. They had one goal in mind: to get a photo with the man they call Herbie.

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Wednesday, the Capitals hosted the second day of development camp and it was pretty much as the same as Tuesday. Prospects spent most of the session doing skating drills, which included stick handling around mustard yellow poles. Goaltending coach Mitch Korn also worked with the young goaltenders.

In the evening, the prospects planned to go to the Washington Nationals game, but it was rained out for the second straight year.

RMNB’s Amanda Bowen has your photos from today’s session below.

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Tuesday, recently-traded Caps forward Troy Brouwer continued to say his goodbyes, this time joining 106.7 The Fan’s Grant and Danny for a 12-minute interview. The segment was fascinating, and at times sweet (in that awkward radio kind of way). One of those moments was when Brouwer received a surprise call (at the 10:50 mark).

“This is Gary from the Verizon Center,” the caller began. “From all the security guards in the Verizon Center, we’d like to wish you good luck in your next stop and we’ll see you around.”

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Tuesday marked the first day Caps prospects hit the ice for this year’s Development Camp. Using iPads, the coaches videotaped each player doing skating drills so the Caps could gather intel and teaching material for later in camp. Here’s basically how the morning went: every player would go in front of the camera, say their name (probably with a cool accent), and then proceed to do a drill.

Former Capitals captain Jeff Halpern stopped by to help out the Red Team. He gave some one-on-one attention to defensive prospect Madison Bowey and standout enforcer Liam O’Brien.

The prospects also debuted new shirts.

RMNB’s Amanda Bowen was there for it all. You’ve gotta see her photos. You’ll notice a lot of familiar faces including O’Brien, Stephenson, Herbert, Barber, DiPauli, Boyd, and Djoos.

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It’s that time again, you guys. Caps Development Camp begins today and runs through Saturday. All of the Caps best prospects (minus first-round pick Ilya Samsonov) will be at Kettler skating, scrimmaging, and signing all your weird items. Here’s the full schedule via the Caps.

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