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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A handful of Caps make their way to Minsk for the World Championships, the coach search gets cluttered and more.

Rob Carr

Your savory breakfast links:

  • To trade Mike Green, or not to trade Mike Green? Two dudes break open a couple of cold ones and break down the possibilities. [Rink]
  • A bevy of players from the Caps' organization will be participating in the upcoming IIHF World Championships, with Mikhail Grabovski (Belarus), Philipp Grubauer (Germany) and David Leggio (USA) all headed to Minsk... [Caps]
  • ...where they'll face off against, among others, Team Russia's Cap-heavy lineup of Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov. [Caps, AP]
  • Wrapping up the 2013-14 season for Jason "Ice Cheetah" Chimera... [Rink, RMNB]
  • ... recapping Troy Brouwer's campaign that was... [Peerless]
  • ... and a look back at the season for the Caps' third-line "center", Eric Fehr. [CSNW]
  • The use of advanced stats by NHL teams could be on the rise, and the sooner people accept that, the better off we'll all be. [Talk the Red]
  • Meanwhile (and perhaps related), the death of dump-and-chase hockey could be imminent. [The Score]
  • With the Hurricanes dismissing head coach Kirk Muller earlier this week, the coaching search just got a bit more crowded... [CSNW]
  • ...and one option is already off the table, as Peter Laviolette was snatched up by Nashville yesterday. [PHT]
  • But don't worry - no matter how bleak things may look now, rest assured that the Caps' next head coach will probably not be Iron Mike Keenan. [CBC]
  • Finally, happy 57th birthday to Tony Cassolato and happy 34th to Lawrence Nycholat.