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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The 2015 Winter Classic is still seeking a home, the farm gets a few new farmhands and more.

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  • The GIF tournament continues, with eight GIFs moving on to the second round. Remember, voting closes on Wednesday at 11:55 pm ET. [Rink]
  • Introducing a new addition to the Rink, "Backwards Slapshot" - a lighter look at the Caps, from the talented pen of Chris Bradford. [Rink]
  • The upcoming Winter Classic is still looking for a home. Um... they do know the game is this January, right? [WaPoStars and Sticks]
  • More on Jeff Schultz's day with the Cup. [CSNWRink]
  • Alex Ovechkin: potential disappointment. Well, he does play for a DC sports team, so... [Puck Drunk Love]
  • Speaking of Ovechkin and disappointments, the loss on home ice at the Sochi Olympics still haunts the Russian captain. [Around the Rings]
  • Inching closer to the #1 impact player for the 2014-15 Caps, here's #6, John Carlson. [CSNW]
  • Today's alphabetical all-franchise team is brought to you by the letter 'L'. Lovely! [Peerless]
  • Prospect updates:
    • Mike Vogel checks in with 2012 draftee Thomas Di Pauli. [Rinkside Update]
    • Scouting Vitek Vanacek, the goalie the Caps traded up to grab in the second round of this year's draft. [RMNB]
    • More on Aussie Nathan Walker and his quest to become the first from his country to play in the NHL. [FoxSports.au]
    • The Bears have shored up their depth a bit, signing defensemen Mike Cajkovsky and Wade Epp, and forward Braden Pimm. [Patriot-News]
    • And the South Carolina Stingrays have added some offensive punch by signing 22-year-old ex-Nailer Cody Sylvester. [ECHL]
  • Okay, so not everyone is such a fan of Steve Oleksy's entry into the ALS ice bucket challenge. [SI.com]
  • Elliot's is pretty good, though, and he's thrown out some interesting nominations - so Barry Trotz, Mike Green and Joe Beninati (in a suit, natch), you're up. [Monumental video]
  • Apparently there is life after the Caps - at least for one ssssssmokin' ex-goalie, Jim Carey. [CSNW]
  • Finally, happy 21st birthday, Garrett Haar.