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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps add some depth - and say goodbye to some friends - on the first day of free agency.

Thank you, Chimmer.
Thank you, Chimmer.
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Your savory breakfast links:

  • With free agency officially open, the Caps eschewed the high-spending ways of other teams and stuck to adding small pieces:
  • The Caps also signed two prospects - Connor Hobbs and Colby Williams - to entry-level contracts yesterday. [Caps, Monumental video (HobbsWilliams), WaPo (and again), CSNMA]
  • Tom Wilson talks to the media about his new two-year deal. [Monumental videoNHL.comNoVa Caps]
  • News and notes from the penultimate day of development camp:
    • In general. [FiCP]
    • Experience a day at camp through the eyes of Lucas Johansen. [Monumental video]
    • Ilya Samsonov is the latest in a string of young Russian players that has had to overcome language barriers to play in North America. [WaPo]
  • With Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov in the fold, the Caps are dealing with an enviable problem: deciding which will be the top-line center. [THW]
  • Finally, happy 40th birthday to Tomas Vokoun.