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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previews of #CapsWild, GM BMac speaks about the trade deadline, MoJo is a daddy and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's clash with the Wild from Vogs (plus game notes), NHL.comPeerless and NVC, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Hockey Wilderness for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • Congrats are in order for the newest #CapsDad, as Marcus Johansson and his girlfriend Amelia welcomed their first child, a daughter, yesterday. [@WashCaps]
  • Caps GM Brian MacLellan spoke with the press yesterday, as the trade deadline draws ever closer:
    • The team sees a two-year window open to achieve its championship. Or, y'know, multiple championships. [, WashTimes, theScore, PHT]
    • The fourth line may be due for some changes. [WaPo]
    • Related: Should Brooks Laich be a little nervous? [NVC, @ZacBoyer]
    • How previous trade deadline deals (and their aftermath) have informed the team's approach this year... [CSNMA]
    • ... but how will the team get under the salary cap? [CSNMA, S&S]
    • And after all is said and done, here's what the Caps must do at the deadline: Not much. [WaPo (Steinberg), PHT (video)]
  • The Caps might well be able to dust off a space on the mantel for their Presidents' Trophy, but here's a fancystats look at previous PT winners and the playoffs. [TSS]
  • Braden Holtby 's play lately has been less than stellar. Yikes. [S&S]
  • FlyersNation has been keeping tabs on Mike Richards. []
  • Unless his wife goes into labor, the Caps' freshly acquired defenseman Mike Weber should take the ice with his new team for the morning skate today. [CSNMA]
  • If the Lig went to a three-points-for-a-regulation-win system, the Caps... would still be kicking ass and taking names. [THW]
  • Alan May asked Facebook for its Caps questions. Here's what happened next. [CSNMA (video)]
  • Awww, the Great One loves to watch the Gr8. [SunMedia]
  • Finally, happy 63rd birthday to Larry Bolonchuk.