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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Kuznetsov gets the dirt on Trotz, breaking down the Caps' (old and new) blueliners and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Given some new bodies on the blue line and a (hopefully) bounce-back season from Braden Holtby, just how many goals does it look like the Caps will give up in 2014-15? [Rink]
  • Our own Rob Parker stops by at our pals over at The Cannon to weigh in on the offseason in DC and what lies ahead. [The Cannon]
  • Nicklas Backstrom on his new bench boss: "having him as a coach can only be great." [Hockey Ramblings]
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov got some inside information on his new coach from a couple of Barry Trotz's old players. [THN]
  • He's also one of the ten most fascinating NHLers in 2014-15. Just as long as he's not called an enigma... [Puck Daddy]
  • With just over a month remaining until the opener, there are plenty of reasons - or at least five - to be excited about the 2014-15 season. [CBS DC]
  • A look at how the Caps could stack up against the Metropolitan Division this upcoming season... [THW]
  • ...and how some of the division rivals have done against the Caps in the past. [ILWT]
  • Speaking of the Metropolitan, take a look at what the window could be for each team in the Division. [THW]
  • Fantasy hockey poolies may want to take note of a couple of Washington defensemen... [Puck Daddy]
  • ...and a couple of forwards, as well. You know the lads. [THN]
  • Get a glimpse at how the new Caps' blueliners did when it comes to zone exits for their old team. [HockeyBuzz]
  • Okay, so it's not a great contract... but do you buy that Brooks Orpik's is the worst deal in the NHL considering that Deryk Engelland is about to make $3 million a year? [My NHL Trade Rumors]
  • Caps' prospects Chris Brown and Stanislav Galiev pitched in and helped spruce up Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School in DC. [Caps]
  • The alphabetical nostalgic tour continues with the all-franchise teams of players whose names start with 'S'. [Peerless]
  • Bring back fond memories of Zed Heads and the like with a check-in on former Cap Richard Zednik. [CSNW]
  • Finally, happy 52nd birthday to our old friend Adam Oates.