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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: the Ice Bucket Challenge spreads to DC, remembering that time Don Cherry mocked the Caps, and more.

Rob Carr

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  • Hop in the way back machine to celebrate 40 years of Caps history. Hey, remember that time Don Cherry made fun of the Caps? No, not that one. No...not that one, either. The one 40 years ago. [Rink]
  • Andre Burakovsky is just one of a handful of young Swedes hoping to make it onto their respective NHL clubs' rosters. [Expressen.se]
  • Burakovsky and fellow Caps' youngster Evgeny Kuznetsov will be at the 2014 NHLPA Rookie Showcase on August 23rd in Toronto. [NHLPA]
  • That duo also checks in on the list of the NHL's top 100 prospects. [ESPN$ (51-1001-50)]
  • #9 of the top 25 impact players for 2014-15 is #20, Troy Brouwer. [CSNW]
  • The Caps may be facing old pal Chris Bourque (and his brother Ryan) on a regular basis if they can manage to crack the Rangers' lineup. [PHT]
  • Alex Ovechkin talks about the upcoming season and the time Kuznetsov made him do push-ups. [RMNB]
  • It's been a busy summer for the captain, as he brought his new girlfriend home to meet mom and dad, and managed to squeeze in some training time with a student team in Moscow. [Sport.rbc.ruSports.ru]
  • Who would you rather have: Ovechkin or Evgeni Malkin? [Sportsnet]
  • Continuing the alphabetical all-franchise Caps teams with the letter 'K' [Peerless]
  • The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has officially spread to the Caps! 
  • You may remember Eric Belanger from his brief time with the Caps... or at least his teeth. But where is he now? [CSNW]
  • Watch as Joel Ward donates his time - and his blood - for a good cause at last month's summer blood drive. [Monumental video]
  • Reminder, voting for the GIF Tournament Division Semifinal closes at 11:55 pm, and we'll reveal who's moving on at the end of the week. One last look at your Campbell Conference contestants:
  • P-A-R-T...why? Because it's the offseason! [RMNB]