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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Fantasy hockey rankings and sleepers, the unfair criticism of Russian players, projecting Troy Brouwer's 14-15 and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The final showdown in our inaugural GIF tournament is set. Voting closes next Thursday, don't forget to make your choice! [Rink]
  • Barry Trotz spent the last decade and a half in Nashville, but while he'll be keeping an eye on his old team, he's focused on his new job here in DC. [Tennessean]
  • Are Russian hockey players unfairly criticized? Well, when an attempt to address that question attacks Alex Ovechkin for having a "dumb special visor", the answer is probably... da. [THW]
  • Nicklas Backstrom talks about finally receiving his Olympic silver medal. [Arbetarbladet.se]
  • Projecting the 2014-15 output for Troy Brouwer. [Stars and Sticks]
  • Relive Jeff Schultz's day with the Stanley Cup. [Kings]
  • Fantasy hockey poolies, take note of a few sleepers that could help put you over the edge... [Puck Daddy]
  • ...as well as some composite goalie rankings from around the fantasy hockey world. [The Score]
  • Caps' play-by-play man Joe Beninati is expanding his horizons during the offseason, and will be calling Maryland's first venture into Big Ten territory. [WaPo]
  • Checking in with former Caps' forward Ulf Dahlen and his life after the Caps. [CSNW]
  • Finally, happy 28th birthday to one of the newest Caps, Justin Peters.