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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Mac's work here is done (maybe) and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Caps GM Brian MacLellan held a teleconference with media types yesterday. [Monumental (audio)]
    • Depth up front means competition for a guy like recently re-signed Marcus Johansson (who, incidentally, wasn't all that close to signing a longer-term deal at any point). [WaPoNHL.comCSNW]
    • But the whole "third-line center" situation could remain unsettled for a while yet, with at least four names (and two different looks) being bandied about as options. [NHL.com]
    • Also, Brooks Orpik and Nicklas Backstrom appear on track in their respective injury rehabs. [NHL.com]
  • Remember that time when you picked off a pass in the neutral zone, backhanded it off the boards to yourself to get past a defender, shielded another opponent from the puck with your body while cutting to the net and then beat a future Vezina winner from your ass after being hauled down? That was awesome. And memorable. [Peerless]
  • Tom Wilson makes lifelong friends wherever he goes. [CSNW]
  • Power-ranking the Caps' nationally televised games. [Stars and Sticks]
  • Looking back at the 2006-07 Caps because why not? [Stars and Sticks]
  • At the intersection of hockey and Russian politics, you'll find Alex Ovechkin... [SovSport]
  • ... but he looks better grillin' and chillin' in our opinion. [Instagram]
  • NHL16 will have mascots (including Slapshot), and they look gorgeous... and more than a little creepy, because they're mascots. [EA Sports]
  • Ladies and gentlemen, your 2015-16 Red Rockers. [Capitals Outsider]
  • Down a level, the Bears have added a piece in forward Maxime Sauvé. Fun fact: Sauvé is not French-Canadian - his hometown is Tours, France. [Bears, Le Journal de Montreal]
  • Finally, today would've been the late Maurice Richard's 94th birthday. Richard, as you know, led the League in goals so many times that they named the trophy for doing so after him, a trophy which Ovechkin has won five times... the same number of times that Richard led the League in lamp-lighters.