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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Smith-Pelly begins his climb, the Can’t Miss Kid is in the KHL and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • If you rank every team’s forwards, defense corps, and goaltenders, and then add up the rankings and average ‘em out, the Caps come out (nearly) on top. [THW]
  • Devante Smith-Pelly checks in at #21 in the countdown of the Caps’ 25 most important players. [CSNMA]
  • Nicklas Backstrom sez Christian Djoos is definitely ready for the National Hockey League. [NoVa Caps]
  • From the “Where are they now?” files, Bobby Carpenter is now Mike Keenan’s assistant behind the bench in Beijing, where they are coaching up the KHL’s HC Kunlun Red Star. [AllHockey.ru]
  • Related, kind of - Sasha Minor is now Sasha Major in Base Metals and Alloys. [RMNB]
  • Finally, David (A.) Jensen turns 51 today.