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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A prospect may be hitting the open market, fantasy updates, and welcome back, Tarik!

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Welcome back to former Caps' beat writer Tarik El-Bashir, who returns from four years in football world to our happy hockey family! [CSNMARMNB]
  • Ranking the top goalies in the Eastern Conference for your fantasy hockey purposes. [Dobber Hockey]
  • And while you're building that fantasy hockey roster, don't overlook the powerful power plays (and one in particular). [NHL.com]
  • The complete history and anatomy of Alex Ovechkin. [THW]
  • Caps in-game host Erin Magee is moving on to bigger and better things, which means the search is on for her replacement. [CapsCaps Outsider]
  • Grading the new contract for Tom Wilson. [CSNMA]
  • Barring a last-minute change, it looks like prospect Thomas Dipauli will hit the free-agent market next month. [CSNMATHW]
  • Some of the franchise's greatest talents were uncovered by former Caps' scout Jack Button. [NoVa Caps]
  • The question you've always longed to answer: if Marcus Johansson were a president, which president would he be? [Peerless]
  • SB Nation has a hockey blog dedicated to women's hockey set to debut in September. Want to join the team? Apply now! [Blog Huddle/SBN]
  • The Caps' jersey just doesn't get enough respect, friends. [The Score]
  • Finally, happy 47th birthday to Jason Woolley, happy 70th to John Adams, and happy 52nd to Dennis Smith.