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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Breaking down Mac’s season breakdown, all about Ovi and more.

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  • The year in review for Lars Eller. [Rink, RMNB, StarsandSticks]
  • GM Brian MacLellan's lengthy chat with the press on Tuesday definitely warrants another day of discussion, because there was a lot to digest. [Dump 'n Chase]
  • Delving a bit deeper, here's Mac on locking up Dmitry Orlov and Evgeny Kuznetsov to long-term deals... [CSNMA]
  • ...on the potential of re-signing Brett Connolly. [CSNMA]
  • ...and of course, on the captain. [WaPo, WashTimes]
  • His comments about Alex Ovechkin in particular have, unsurprisingly, raised some eyebrows around the League. [FRS]
  • So let's pretend that an Ovechkin trade is going to happen. What kind of return would come back? [The Score, CBS Sports]
  • #8's season in review. [Peerless]
  • Ovechkin's partner in crime, Nicklas Backstrom, is coming off of one of his best seasons - and he shouldn't slow down anytime soon. [RMNB]
  • His other partner in crime, T.J. Oshie, might be able to stick around if the salary cap gets a bit of a bump. [TSN]
  • The Caps' rookies will once again take part in a tournament down south this fall, playing "host" to prospects from Nashville, Tampa Bay and Florida. [Caps, Sun Sentinel, RMNB, StarsandSticks]