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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Breakout Burra, beer league Ovi, birthday Orly and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Metro Division’s potential breakout stars include Andre Burakovsky along with honorable mention Jakub Vrana . [Puck Prose]
  • Speaking of Vrana, here’s his prospect preview. [CSNMA]
  • Optimizing the Caps’ forward lines. [NoVa Caps]
  • With the changes on the blueline, whither Taylor Chorney? [NoVa Caps]
  • “Washington will do its best to keep John Carlson. But this top-pair, right-shot defenseman projects to hit a slim market at 28. You do the math.” The Sporting News takes a quick peek at the 2018 free agent market. [Sporting News]
  • Meet the new guy, Tyler Graovac, who was the Caps’ mystery trade prior to the Knights’ expansion draft. [NoVa Caps]
  • Just a little beer league hockey for Alex Ovechkin , Evgeni Malkin , Slava Fetisov , two provincial governors and the Russian defense minister, nbd. [RMNB]
  • Nicklas Backstrom and Sebastian Aho are repping Warrior Hockey in Finland. [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, Dmitry Orlov ’s 26th birthday sure looks like it was fun. But what the heck is this contraption?