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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Russians arrive home to play for Team Russia, looking to the future and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov arrived back in Russia and were thrust into an impromptu photo shoot. [ChampionatTASSRMNBNoVa Caps]
  • They'll soon be joined by Andre Burakovsky, who has been added to Team Sweden's roster and will be making his first World Championship appearance. [CapsWaPo,
  • Five ways the Caps can improve their chances of winning a Cup next season. [CBS DC]
  • It would be helpful if Kuznetsov shows up next year; don't worry, he knows. [WaPo]
  • The Caps had some bad luck in the second round, but it wasn't the only reason they eventually fell to Pittsburgh. [WNST (Frankovic), CSNMA]
  • Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to mourn... *sigh* the 2015-16 Washington Capitals. [Puck Daddy]
  • Assistant Coach Todd Reirden might be getting a look as a head coach in the NHL sooner rather than later. [APNoVa Caps]
  • Wayne Gretzky knows a thing or two about winning Cups, and he believes stars aren't - and shouldn't be - defined by just that anymore... but he does think Alex Ovechkin will win one. [Edmonton Journal]
  • The world is still talking about Michael Jenkins' "spirited" report following the loss Tuesday night. Because he rocks. [WaPoHuffPo]
  • Different season, same Caps. [The Sports Quotient]
  • It may feel awful right now - losing to a hated rival always does - but remember, the darkest hour is just before dawn. [NoVa Caps]
  • Checking in on the farm:
    • A 6-2 loss to the WBS Penguins has the Bears facing a Game 7 tomorrow night. [Patriot-NewsCaps Outsider]
    • Meanwhile the Stingrays rode a Vitek Vanecek shutout to a 1-0 series lead over Wheeling. [Caps Outsider]
    • Waiting in the wings is a strong group of prospects - and as is Caps tradition, a lot of them are European. [HF]
    • So which ones should the team get a look at next season? [TSS]
  • A handful of former Caps are still kicking in the playoffs... so, who do you want to win? [Caps OutsiderStars and Sticks]
  • Looking ahead to some key dates for the Caps' offseason. [NoVa Caps]
  • Former Capital Dave Christian wants Congress to pay more attention to the growing concussion problem in the NHL. [HuffPo]
  • Finally, happy 48th birthday to Steve Seftel.