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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Say hey, hockey postseason festivities.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The hockey postseason gets real this week:
    • The NHL Awards Show kicks off on Wednesday at 6pm Eastern on NHL Network with the preshow, and moves to NBCSN at 7pm to hand out the hardware.
    • Then everyone in Vegas will catch the redeye to South Florida for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Round One begins at 7pm on Friday, and Rounds Two thru Seven start at 10am on Saturday.
    • And then Free Agency begins at noon on Wednesday July 1.
  • Draft notes:
    • So... who ya got? The Caps currently hold the 22nd overall pick for the first time in franchise history... [Tip of the Tower, S&S]
    • ... and the Caps draft record is pretty solid... [CSNW, Ted's Take]
    • ... it's not super likely that the Caps will want to move their pick in a trade... [CSNW]
    • ... but there's trade speculation a'plenty, regardless. [Sportsnet]
  • Free agency notes:
  • All you need to know about the NHL Awards show - Alex Ovechkin and Tyler Seguin together, poolside. [Beer League Beauts]
  • Odds and ends:
    • Brian MacLellan's season in review. [S&S]
    • Mitch Korn's goalie camp. [Northland News]
    • Steve Oleksy's summer Eastside Elite hockey league is so successful, he may be looking to expand. [MI Hockey Now]
  • Finally, happy 37th birthday to Alexei Tezikov.