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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The implications of being tight to the cap, a Russian exodus and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Meet the newest member of the Caps' organization, Wayne Simpson. [Rink]
  • The NHL's decision to skip the Olympics is causing a lot of Russian players to skip town for the KHL - and Evgeny Kuznetsov was almost one of them. [CBS Sports, WaPo, SBN]
  • Looking back at the top five moments from the season. See? There were good times. [CSNMA]
  • With money tight and a number of veterans departing, the Caps are putting their faith in a bunch of young'uns. [FiCP]
  • About that money thing - Philipp Grubauer's short but cap-friendly contract is a godsend for the cash-strapped Caps. [FRS]
  • What can we expect from Alex Ovechkin going forward? [CSNMA]
  • The times, they are a-changin' in the Metropolitan Division. [THW]
  • They're changing in part because the Caps have had... well, a rocky offseason so far. [Sportsnet]
  • Evaluating the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. [NoVa Caps]
  • Brooks Orpik is keeping up the hockey this offseason, as the Boston College alum is set to participate in the Commonwealth Avenue Charity Classic. [RMNB]
  • Finally, happy 74th birthday to Bill Collins, happy 41st to Darcy Verot, and happy 54th to Bob Carpenter.