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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Season predictions, Braden Holtby gets ready to suit up for Canada and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Braden Holtby's routine has helped make him a success - and made him a part of Team Canada's formidable trio in net at the World Cup. [ESPNCBS Sports]
  • Although Holtby will likely slot in as Carey Price's backup, coach Barry Trotz still sees a big opportunity for his star goalie at the upcoming tournament. [CSNMA]
  • Whoever is in net for Canada will have their work cut out for them going up against a stacked Team Sweden. [NoVa Caps]
  • Previewing the 2016-17 Washington Capitals... [TSS]
  • ...and predicting who their breakout performer will be. [THW]
  • Alex Ovechkin hung out with some lucky kids (and a few current and former NHLers) to kick off the school year in Russia. [NoVa CapsRMNB]
  • Speaking of Ovechkin, the most memorable of last season centers, unsurprisingly, around the Great 8 and a huge milestone on home ice. [NoVa Caps]
  • Happy 67th birthday to Michel Belhumeur, happy 59th to Bobby Gould, happy 51st to Kevin Miller, and happy 40th to Ivan Majesky.
  • Finally, happy anniversary to our pal Dan Steinberg and the awesome DC Sports Bog, celebrating 10 years (and one day) at the Post. Here's to many, many more! [WaPo]