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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The bucket list continues to grow, Bissonnette rumo(u)rs continue to swirl and Bruce Boudreau checks in at Network Hockey.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • A penalty kill to forget - like much of the Caps' play last season. [SB Nation]
  • BizNasty update - still BizMaybe, more or less. [TFP]
  • Personally I would have nominated the dudes always playing ball hockey in front of the White House. But I s'pose that's why they didn't ask me. [THN]
  • Caps fans and ESPN's Craig Custance have something in common - we all want to see what Barry Trotz will bring to the bench. [ESPN]
  • Five players to watch when the Caps' training camp opens next month. [Welcome back Puckhead!]
  • Mike Green skates smoothly into 8th place on the Caps' Top-25. [CSNW]
  • Nicklas Backstrom skates back home. [@MalinElis]
  • Alex Ovechkin skates... [RMNB]
  • ... and pours a bucket of ice water over what we can only presume is his head. The Real Slim Shady, you are on the clock. [WaPo, RMNB]
  • Oh hai there you mad hockey genie. Bruce Boudreau dropped by the Gardens Ice House for some quality Craig Laughlin time. [DC Sports Bog]
  • "Since his retirement, [he] has shown that his heart never left D.C., participating in numerous alumni events and becoming a great ambassador for the team and the game." And there you have it - Peter Bondra's life after the Capitals. [CSNW]
  • Come for the discussion of potential design ideas for the Caps' forthcoming Winter Classic sweater, stay for the ultimate Canucks jersey mashup. We recommend appropriate eye protection. [Icethetics]
  • Finally, get your tickets soon for the Australian Ice Hockey League championships.  Nathan Walker will be available from 1pm - 2pm for autographs. [TheAIHL]