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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Player evals, Laich takes us for a ride, and Alzner displays his piscatorial prowess.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Alex Ovechkin sits down for a one-on-one with Mike Vogel. [Monumentall (video)]
  • If post-season player evaluations are your thing, today is your day:
    • Troy Brouwer. [GM on a Couch, and look for our take on his year later this morning]
    • Jack Hillen. [Peerless]
    • Tomas Kundratek. [Ibid.]
    • Jeff Schultz. [RtR]
    • Tendies. [WaPo]
    • And here's a look at the Caps' cupboard in Chocolatetown. Yeah, me neither. [THW]
  • Y'know, the Reading Royals' goalie Riley Gill has been putting up some great numbers in this Kelly Cup run. Good enough that Coach Courville invited the Caps' scouts to come see for themselves. [Reading Eagle]
  • Checking in on the players as they start their summer vacays:
    • Karl Alzner is gone fishin'. [@MattHendy26]
    • Brooks Laich rolls with the Sports Junkies. [106.7 The Fan]
    • Here's more on Braden Holtby 's visit to his old stomping grounds in Saskatoon ... [Star-Phoenix, Shaw TV (video)]
    • ... plus a few leftovers of Ovi dutifully stumping along at the Gagarin Cup celly. [Life.ru (video), Sports-Express (pics)]
  • Don't call it a comeback. At least not yet. [CSNW]