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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Holtby returns to Rock the Rainbow, Darth Ovi swings a mean saber, the preseason schedule drops and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The year in review for Matt Niskanen. [Rink, RMNB]
  • Save the date(s)! The Caps released their preseason schedule. [Caps Today, NoVa Caps]
  • The Caps should totally trade for Ilya Kovalchuk. [Stars and Sticks]
  • Braden Holtby is in town this weekend to walk in the Capital Pride parade with Mystics players Ivory Latta and Natasha Cloud, plus a whole bunch of Monumental employees and swag for days... [Caps Today, RMNB, S&S]
  • ... and don’t forget to order your Caps Pride t-shirt.
  • Thursday’s long-read, and do give this link a click because they profiled THIRTY Capitals prospects you guys. Thirty! [NoVa Caps]
  • Alex Ovechkin gets a glimpse of the Dark Side as he transforms into Darth Vader to make a sick kid smile (and raise a few rubles in the process). [RMNB]
  • Happy 38th birthday to Quintin Laing and Bryan Muir turns 44 today.
  • Finally, we’ve had the pleasure of linking Brandon Alter’s work at Caps Outsider for a few years now, and we are pleased to congratulate him as he graduates from ... high school! Always a personable lad, he is every editor’s dream - a content firehose. Best wishes as you head off to college, Brandon. South Carolina chose wisely. [Caps Outsider]