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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The rookies hit the ice in Estero, Ovi gets engaged, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • After two seasons in the NHL, Tom Wilson is primed and ready to take a big step forward. [Rink]
  • The Caps' rookies will hit the ice for their first Estero Tournament action this afternoon with a 3:00 game against the Panthers' rookies. [Dump 'n Chase, CSNMA, News-Press]
    • Hear from coach and players ahead of the first game. [Monumental video (MannBarberBowey)]
    • Follow along at the Caps' Tumblr site, Capitals Overtime, for more pics and video from Florida.
  • Remembering former Cap Garnet "Ace" Bailey, who was one of the victims of the 9/11 attacks 14 years ago. [Stars and Sticks]
  • Counting down the top five deadliest power plays heading into the 2015-16 season. [THW]
  • Summertime is fun time - and apparently signing a three-year contract extension makes it even more fun. Just ask Jay Beagle. [WaPo]
  • Season previews!
    • What might 2015-16 have in store for Stanislav Galiev? [Peerless]
    • Profiling one of the new additions to the team, Taylor Chorney. [Stars and Sticks]
    • Two years removed from being a surprise addition to the opening night roster, Connor Carrick's goal is to make the team again. [CSNMA]
  • Between games and off-ice events, the Caps offer plenty of opportunities for fans to give time and money to charity. [Caps Outsider]
  • Congratulations to Alex Ovechkin, who became the second Cap to get engaged this offseason after (to quote the captain himself), "Сказала да". [Ovi's InstagramWaPoCSNMACBSDCRMNB]
  • Fun fact: T.J. Oshie's little daughter Lyla is a fashion icon. [WaPo]
  • Maryland Live! casino will be hanging on to their naming rights deal for the players' clubs at Verizon Center. [SportsPro Media]
  • Finally, happy 67th birthday to Joe Lundrigan.