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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Changing the face of minor league hockey, flying Alex Ovechkin, talking groins and burgers and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Looking at next year's free agents, the ongoing partnership between the Caps and Bears, the best damn burgers ever and more in this week's Japers' Rink Mailbag. [Rink]
  • Alex Ovechkin talks about all kinds of things, from the importance of plus-minus to how many cars a person should have. [Puck Daddy]
    • He also believes he can fly. But, and this is important... does he believe he can touch the sky? [WaPo]
  • And what about his potential to be a 50-goal scorer under Barry Trotz? [Bleacher Report]
  • The Secretary of Defense, Rod Langway, weighs in on the state of the Caps' defense and is pleased with what he's seen so far. [ESPN]
  • Vogs helps to fill the long, hockeyless days of August with some leftovers from his conversations with Brian MacLellan. [Dump 'n Chase]
  • While the roster is all but locked up for the coming season, the Caps could be in for some turnover next summer, with as many as ten players possibly headed to restricted or unrestricted free agency. [THW]
  • Big changes could be on the way for the minor-league hockey system in North America; here's one proposal of how to make the system work for everyone. [SBNation]
  • Great news: Nicklas Backstrom is finally getting his Olympic medal. About time. [Hockeyramblings]
  • Tom Wilson is lining up as #12 of the top 25 impact players for the 2014-15 Caps. [CSNW]
  • Islanders' prospect John Persson talks about meeting Ovechkin, playing against him and scoring a goal on his team. Welp. [LHH]
  • With every huge contract extension handed down by NHL teams come the cries of "but the LOCKOUT!" - and here's why those people should stop their crying. [Grantland (DGB)]
  • The Bears continue to fill out their coaching staff, adding Ryan Murphy as a second assistant/video coach. [Patriot-News]
  • "Defend the Den" becomes "Defend Your Trademark" as the Bears have had their hashtag co-opted by the Detroit Lions. [THW]
  • Finally, happy 64th birthday to Greg Polis and happy 58th to Gary Rissling.