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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Welcoming new faces, saying goodbye to old friends, prospect updates and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Check out some truly great pics from this past weekend's charity hockey game pitting the USA Warriors against hockey media and bloggers. [WatchPVK]
  • The Caps have a couple of new faces headed to Kettler over the next week or two, and the guys who have been around are eager to welcome them. [WaPoCSNMA]
  • Of course, new faces coming in means old ones are going out - a bittersweet mix for some, including Matt Niskanen. [CSNMA]
  • At one time, hockey players used camp to get into game shape; today, players come into camp ready to go. Take a closer look at what an offseason of rest, recovery and rebuilding entails. [National Post]
  • With Stanislav Galiev and Jakub Vrana, the Caps are flush with skilled options on the right side. []
  • For defensemen Dmitry Orlov, 2015-16 could be a career-defining year. [Stars and Sticks]
  • Why the Caps - and their 15 other Eastern Conference pals - could win the Cup this year. [USA Today]
  • A look at Year Two of the Barry Trotz Era in Washington. [THW]
  • With the Caps' prospects headed to Florida for a mini-tournament, the annual tradition of Caps-Flyers rookie games appears to be at an end. [BSH]
  • Braden Holtby has a shiny new mask, with a retro flavor. [The ScoreCSNMA]
  • There's a lot of anticipation for the upcoming season - but the 2015-16 Caps would do well to learn lessons from history. [Caps Circle]
  • Wrapping up Day 2 from this year's NHLPA Rookie Showcase. [NHLPA]
  • Who might get the call to the big club - and who might sit out as a result - in the upcoming season? [THW]
  • Alex Ovechkin chatted with a reporter back home (alongside his lady friend) about a number of topics. []
  • The translation of this headline reads "Ovechkin and Malkin helped Putin to beat children in hockey", so... that's awesome. []
  • Mike Vogel sat down with Caps' prospect Tyler Lewington for a one-on-one chat after this year's development camp. [Monumental video]