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Daily Washington Caps news and notes: Prospect rankings, Orlov expectations, third-line obsession and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The third line dominates the discussion in this week's Japers' Rink Mailbag. Remember to keep those questions coming - you ask, we answer! [Rink]
  • With Mike Green departing DC, the door is open for Dmitry Orlov to step in - provided he can bounce back from a season away from the game. [Dump 'n Chase]
  • Speaking of Green, it was inevitable... he no longer has a home here in Washington. [WaPo]
  • Prospect rankings are in, and the Caps have some notable names on the list. [ESPN-Top 100 ($), ESPN-goalies ($), CSNW]
  • Andre Burakovsky talks about his offseason training, his first NHL season - and goal - and more in this recent interview. [HockeyRamblings]
  • That Nicklas Backstrom is hitting the links after undergoing offseason hip surgery is definitely a good sign that he's on the mend. [svt.se (h/t @MalinElis]
  • Get your money's worth in this great (and lengthy) Jason Chimera interview as he talks about the summer and the season ahead for the Caps. [TSN1260]
  • Four reasons why the Caps can win the Metropolitan Division (and it's not just the four games they'll play against Carolina). [THW]