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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: a couple of longtime Caps appear to be headed out of town, the 22nd pick awaits, and more.

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  • Alas, it appears as though the end of the road has arrived and the expected has come to pass - Mike Green and Eric Fehr will hit the free-agent market on July 1. Au revoir, gentlemen. [CSNWThe ScoreRMNBCBS SportsPDL]
    • Green is apparently "a little melancholy" about leaving... which is good, because some of us are downright miserable. [CSNW]
    • A fond farewell for Game Over Green. [Caps Outsider]
    • Meanwhile Fehr's agent explains why he won't be back with the Caps next season. [CSNW]
  • Trading Green's rights, surveying the right-wing market and more in this week's mailbag. Keep those questions coming! [Rink]
  • The 2015-16 schedule has arrived, and in a shocking development, it features 82 games against 29 other teams. [CapsRinkWaPoCSNWRMNBPressbox DCStars and Sticks]  
    • Of course, the most important question now that the schedule is out, is whether the president will finally come to Verizon to see his Cup-winning Blackhawks. [CSNW]
  • On the road to becoming a Stanley Cup Champ, the Caps should invest in a top-six forward. [RMNB]
  • Potential trade targets for the Caps abound. Oshie, O'Reilly, Okposo, oh my! [Sporting NewsTHWStars and Sticks (and again)]
  • Could the Caps be preparing to shell out some big bucks this summer? [Stars and Sticks]
  • While a number of the pending free agents seem to be on their way out of DC, there's still a chance that a couple of them stick around, as talks are ongoing. [WaPo]
  • The 2015 NHL Draft gets underway tonight:
    • Assistant GM Ross Mahoney has a methodical approach when it comes to the draft, and a list that does not waver. [WaPo]
    • Using that list, the Caps have narrowed down their choices to two to three players for their 22nd-overall pick. [WashTimes]
    • Rounding up the mock draft picks for the Caps. [Patriot News]
    • The top ten draft busts in franchise history. [Stars and Sticks]
  • Awkward interviews from one of the more awkward events of the year, the NHL Awards. [Puck Daddy]
  • Speaking of the awards, here are 15 things we learned at this year's event. [Sportsnet]
  • Sure, he's a hockey player now... but what Brooks Laich really wants to do is dance. Just ask his girlfriend. [Wetpaint]
  • Finally, happy 35th birthday to John Erskine.