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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Captain gets the season recap treatment, expansion draft prep and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • It's time to unravel the 2016-17 season of Alex Ovechkin. [Rink, RMNB, StarsandSticks]
  • 43 years ago, it was the Capitals who were building through the expansion draft; now they prepare to watch an eighth team go through that process. [Caps]
  • So... what's Brian MacLellan's plan for that eighth expansion draft? [CSNMA]
  • The Caps' immediate future may be linked to that of Brooks Orpik. [NoVa Caps]
  • Maybe the Capitals should re-sign T.J. Oshie... but can they afford to do so? [StarsandSticks, WUSA9]
  • A look at some of the Caps' defensive prospects and which ones might be able to make an impact for the team next year. [CSNMA]
  • Dissecting the modern fourth line in the NHL. [EOTP]
  • What will the NHL schedule look like now that a new team is about to emerge? [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 30th birthday to Joel Rechlicz.