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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Holtby's new deal makes headlines, the Caps add a bit of defensive depth, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Braden Holtby is sticking around for the foreseeable future, as he and the team came to terms on a five-year contract a day after his arbitration hearing wrapped up. [RinkCapsTed's TakePressbox DCTalk the RedESPNWaPo (and again), WashTimesCSNWPatriot-NewsCPAPPuck DaddyDSP]
  • The new contract could end up working out pretty well for both sides. [THNBleacher Report]
  • After dotting the t's and crossing the i's, Holtby and Brian MacLellan weigh in on the new deal. [Monumental video (MacLellanHoltby), CSNW]
  • Now that Holtby's locked up, Marcus Johansson remains the last RFA to be signed - and it doesn't sound like there's been any progress made on a new deal. [The Score]
  • The Caps have added a bit more depth to the Hershey blueline with the signing of former Canucks' defenseman Ryan Stanton. [WaPoCSNWPatriot-News]
  • GM MacLellan is having a really, really good offseason. [Stars and Sticks]
  • Buy or sell that there are 23 defenseman in the NHL who are better than John Carlson? [Yahoo!]
  • Cool story of one Ranger fan's experience at Smashfest, and his utter joy at being paired up with one Tom Wilson. [BSB]
  • Jason Chimera hops into the hot seat with Mike Vogel for his end-of-season chat. [Monumental video]
  • Everything - and everyone - is beautiful in the newly imagined, soon-to-be-renovated VIP club at Verizon Center. [WaPo]
  • Counting down the top five Caps' captains in franchise history. [Stars and Sticks]