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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Burakovsky bumps up, counting on Copley, a beauty goal from Boyd and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Number 65 is ready for top-6 responsibility. Or at least he better be. [THW]
  • Speaking of six, your top all-time starting six Caps (three forwards, two defensemen and one tendy) have a modern feel. [Last Word on Hockey]
  • Continuing the countdown of the 25 most important players for the 2017-18 Caps, Pheonix Copley checks in at #22. [CSNMA]
  • The Oilers just signed Leon Draisatl for all of the moneys and all of the years. How does his contract compare to the one just signed by Evgeny Kuznetsov? [NoVa Caps]
  • Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson, suiting up for the same team one last time. [NoVa Caps]
  • Oh hai there Travis Boyd:
  • Boyd, Taylor Chorney, and Aaron Ness have all made the Da Beauty League playoffs, which begin Monday. Prospect Shane Gersich had a good tournament but now has more time to prepare for his junior season at North Dakota. [@DaBeautyLeague]
  • The League and NHLPA are just now getting around to doling out the madd ca$h from the 2016 World Cup of Hockey tournament. Did we say madd ca$h? More like sadd ca¢h. [RMNB]
  • August 18, 2005 - a day that will live in Matt Bradley infamy. [Peerless]
  • Finally, happy 55th birthday to Geoff Courtnall, and happy 66th to Bruce Cowick.