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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The compliance buyout window opens, Brooks Laich plays a little streetball, Ovi and Grabo check in, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Hearty congratulations to Caps play-by-play man and all around awesome dude Joe Beninati for his well-deserved dual Emmy Awards. [RMNB]
  • New GM Brian MacLellan discusses the long awaited Capitals reboot refresh and a look ahead to the draft. [CSNW (video)]
  • But first, free agency looms:
    • Let's start with a look at the current roster. [THW]
    • Ready, set, speculate. The NHL's compliance buyout window opens today and closes June 30. [CSNW]
    • CapGeek either loves us and wants us to be happy, or hates us and wants us to be unemployed.  Behold the Cap Recapture grid. [CapGeek]
    • Why the Caps should be talking to Andrei Markov. [Stars and Sticks]
    • Managing expectations in the event of a Mike Green trade, for traders and tradees alike. [THN]
    • Alex Ovechkin is keeping Mikhail Grabovski close at hand. So bro-tastic.[TheScore]
  • Oh hai there, healthy Brooks Laich , who was delighted to take part in Jordan Eberle's charity street hockey festival for the first time in forever. [Regina Leader-Post]
    • There were some other familiar faces among the participants. Say hey, Boyd Gordon. And Jamie Heward. And Garrett Mitchell... [Rod Pedersen]
    • ... who gave an interview discussing his injury, his rehab, his new contract, and the day he wasn't traded to Phoenix. [Regina Pats TV (video)]
  • Caps at Habs on January 25 - a game that Mattered. [Peerless]
  • Tom Wilson left his mark on Brayden Schenn. [Deviant Art]
  • Do soccer players play a little hockey to warm up before a match?  They might if they were the WCNMT. [Caps Circle]
  • The confetti hadn't even settled in Staples Center before the oddsmakers began guesstimating the 2015 Stanley Cup. [TheSpread]
  • Finally, happy 33rd birthday to Alexandre Giroux, happy 36th to Dainius Zubrus, happy 60th to Tony White.