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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps aren't losers, Wojtek Wolski splits town, Brooks Laich makes his opening pitch, talkin' Matt Hendricks and more.

Greg Fiume

Your savory breakfast links:

  • On the plus side, the Caps aren't losers. On the minus side, they're chokers... [WaPo]
  • ... with no shortage of recent disappointments. [DSP]
  • Maybe they should work on managing expectations. [SI]
  • George McPhee won't tailor his roster to the Caps' new division (which is good, since that would be foolish)... [WashTimes]
  • ... but it may be time for him to get bold(er). [NBC4]
  • Wojtek Wolski is headed to the KHL to the surprise of no one who has seen him burn through five NHL teams since February 2010. [WaPo, CSNW, DCEx, WashTimes, PHT]
  • Looking back at 2013 for John Carlson... [Peerless]
  • ... and his most frequent partner, John Erskine. [Peerless]
  • What's Matt Hendricks worth to the Caps? Quick, everyone write! [WaPo, DCEx, WashTimes]
  • Related: Hendricks is very leader-y. [CSNW]
  • Brooks Laich threw out the first pitch ahead of last night's Orioles' game. No word on whether he quickly corrected anyone who called it a strike with, "Actually, it was a lockout." [RMNB]
  • Turning the tables a bit, what the Caps could learn from an O's legend. [Caps Outsider]
  • That's one heck of a road trip, Braden Holtby. [RMNB]
  • Speaking of, tales of father-son hockey road trips always coincide with increased dust in here... yep, there's some in my eye now. [Dump 'n Chase]
  • Alex Ovechkins throughout history. [FanPost]
  • He's Evgeny Kuznetsov. We're Vladimir. GMGM is Estragon. And... scene. [CSNW]
  • Finally, wishing a happy 34th birthday to Graham Mink, and a happy 65th birthday to Bill Mikkelson.