Top 3 Capitals Training Camp storylines

Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals (photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals (photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /
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Washington Capitals Training Camp is well underway. They’ve already hit the ice. Tomorrow will be the first preseason game as they’ll host the Buffalo Sabres at Capital One Arena.

With what’s been going on the last few days, it’s time to take a dive into the top 3 storylines of training camp so far.

Anthony Mantha, Washington Capitals (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Anthony Mantha, Washington Capitals (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

#3 Top line Mantha

This is going to make a lot of Caps fans mad. But it may make the true fans excited. It’s been one week since I dropped this article telling Caps fans to calm down with the Anthony Mantha hate. What we learned over the summer was in addition to hiring the mental health coach he’s also lost weight.

That weight loss was on display at the very beginning of the Group A skate test of training camp. He led the pack during the skate test which is the equivalent of “suicides” in basketball and football. Doing it on ice skates is another skillset that shouldn’t be overlooked.

In the Group A line rushes, what do we see?

That’s right a top line of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and Mantha himself. Whether this is the line on opening night remains to be seen but it’s cool seeing Spencer Carbery try some things out already.