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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Looking ahead to tomorrow's draft in Newark, testing the trade waters and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Just one day left until the draft - time to start that last-minute studying:
    • The 2013 NHL Draft could be an exciting one, with plenty of potential intrigue at the top of the draft class and plenty of potential movement among the teams. [,]
    • If the Caps are looking for a forward, they might be eyeing one of these youngsters... [CSNW]
    • ...unless they're looking for a blueliner, in which case these names might be of some interest. [CSNW]
    • Or they might just take this guy. [ESPN ($)]
    • Get yourself prepped with as much team-provided info as possible, as Mike Vogel and John Walton preview the draft and the Caps provide a handy draft guide. [Monumental, Caps]
    • A look at the top 5 draft steals among NCAA hockey players, past and present...with a Caps hopeful topping the ranks of the latter. [College Hockey Inc]
  • George McPhee may have said (and may ALWAYS say) the Caps will keep quiet - but he has his ear to the ground and every other GM on speed dial, nonetheless. [CSNW, PHT]
  • So who could he be listening for? [Globe and Mail]
  • Congrats to former Caps GM David Poile on being selected to head up Team USA at the Olympics next year. [CSNW]
  • Great news about a Caps fan's successful fight against esophageal cancer - wishing you continued health, sir. [WJLA]
  • Finally, happy 65th birthday to Rick Smith.