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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Former players, future players, all-time players, impact players and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Remembering that time when the Caps went to Japan. [Rink]
  • Former Caps' co-owner Jonathan Ledecky, part of the ownership group that first purchased the Capitals from Abe Pollin back in 1999, is now part of the group buying the New York Islanders. [LHH (and again), WaPoAPSports XchangeNewsdayNY Post]
  • Breaking down the top prospects by team in the Metropolitan Division. [ESPN ($)]
  • Save the date: the Eastern Conference Champion (...ew) Rangers make their first visit to DC in March, and Martin St. Louis his first visit as a Ranger... unless he demands another trade. [CSNW]
  • Considering he's The Man for the Caps in net for the foreseeable future, it's safe to say Braden Holtby is going to have an impact - one way or another - in 2014-15. [CSNW]
  • Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom should (hopefully) see their abysmal plus-minus numbers rebound in 2014-15 - so if nothing else, fantasy hockey owners will be happy. [Dobber Hockey]
  • The Caps have seen some pretty great centers pass through their ranks over the years. [Stars and Sticks]
  • Check out what's new with former Caps' defenseman Ken Klee, a veteran of nine seasons in Washington. [CSNW]
  • Former Caps' prospect and 2008 draft pick Joel Broda is back in the organization after signing with the Hershey Bears. [Patriot-News]
  • Meanwhile 2007 draftee Phil DeSimone has signed to play in Germany. [laola1.at]
  • Finally, happy 51st birthday to Shawn Cronin.