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Daily Washington Capitals daily news and notes: Wheeling and dealing with Nashville, confidence man Braden Holtby, and catching up with the kiddies.

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  • Washington and Nashville brokered a surprise blockbuster trade on Saturday, with the Caps' 2012 7th-rounder, defenseman Jaynen Rissling, headed to Nashville in exchange for the Perds' 7th round pick in the 2014 draft. [NHL.com, RMNB, On the Forecheck]
  • We all knew that the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, with a new coach, new systems, and no preseason would probably find the team not at its best, but surely a full schedule and proper training camp would bring success. Surely? [Peerless]
  • The NHL's man-games lost to injury, quantified as percentages of cap hit. [Springing Malik]
  • Confident Braden Holtby became much less confident as he worked to make the changes to the Oatesian systems. [WaPo]
  • Inventorying the Caps' UFA cupboard. [THW]
  • The Hershey Bears won their playing-for-pride final game of the season, but larger questions loom this summer. [Patriot-News]
  • The Reading Royals prevailed in Game Two with the Komets, and they will take their 1-1 series split on the road to Fort Wayne on Thursday. [ECHL]
  • Andre Burakovsky scored his 10th post-season goal in Game Two, but the Otters will return to the ConnorDome on Monday in an 0-2 hole versus Guelph.
  • Caps prospect d-men Madison Bowey and Garrett Haar and their teams have each won a game in the WCF. They play again in Portland on Tuesday. Bowey is 2-1-3 in the series. Here's one of his goals.
  • Finally, happy 64th birthday to Mike "Light the" Lampman.