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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Remembering a very special Caps’ squad, celebrating Nicklas Backstrom and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Putting together the League's best power play unit (which, unsurprisingly enough, features members of one of the League's best existing power play units). [NHL.com]
  • Any talk of power-play dominance begins with one Nicklas Backstrom. [NHL.com/de]
  • As for the best shootout lineup, well, we know who would make that cut. [NHL.com/de]
  • Remembering the season 20 years ago when the Capitals did something special that they had never done before... and haven't done since. [NoVa Caps]
  • Go back a few more years and you'll find a gem of a game by the legendary Peter Bondra. [Raw Charge]
  • 2017 pick Benton Maass wasn't sure he would get drafted at all, let alone selected by the Caps. [CSNMA]
  • Next season's roster is going to be shaped by the salary cap and the waiver wire. [NoVa Caps]
  • That roster might have a spot on it for Nathan Walker, who looks to make a little history. [PHT]
  • Where does Barry Trotz rank among the League's bench bosses? [CSNMA]
  • Finally, best wishes to former Cap Alexander Semin, who has officially retired from professional hockey. [NoVa Caps]