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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Premiering Team P, the rookies get their showcase on, Jakub Vrana electrifies and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Looks like those "#81 Orlov" sweaters are now collector's items. (And tough news for those of you holding out hope that the team would retire Mike Ribeiro's number.) [RMNB]
  • Nicklas Backstrom: good dude doing good. [Hockey Ramblings]
  • Michal Pivonka, Pete Peeters, and Tom Poti are on point for Team P. [Peerless]
  • Who ya got for best team enforcer? Choose wisely. [S&S]
  • Don't sleep on these Caps for your fantasy teams... [CBS Sports, THS]
  • ... and watch out for this potential bust. [CBS Sports]
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov and Andre Burakovsky ice danced and bubble-hockey'd their way through the Upper Deck NHLPA Rookie Showcase. [CSNW, RMNB@NHLPA, @UpperDeckHockey, @Stephen_Laroche]
  • Sweet fancy Moses, Jakub Vrana. [RMNB]
  • Finally, Alex Ovechkin dropped in for a visit with the cast of "Junior," a popular Russian teevee show about up-and-coming hockey players. [kp.rumetallurg.ru]