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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: It’s Alex Ovechkin’s world - he just lets us live in it.

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Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • A season like no other in review for a player like no other. Alex Ovechkin, take a bow. And take another swig from the Stanley Cup. Because you can, champ. [Rink, RMNB]
  • To commemorate it being Season Review For Ovi Day, the Worldwide Leader named Alex Ovechkin its Male Athlete of the Year. Drink! [Bardown, RMNB, FiCP]
  • The Moscow region Ministry of Sport is hosting the inaugural tournament for the Aлександр Oвечкин Kубок - the Alex Ovechkin Cup. Six teams of kids aged 10-11 will compete for the Cup, which Ovi will award personally to the champions on July 21. []
  • “I see more reasons Ovechkin will challenge for a record eighth goal-scoring title rather than reasons he won’t.” [NBCSW]
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  • Ovechkin, Crosby, Ovechkin. Round and round they go - two generational talents who entered a moribund league at the same time. Will we see a rivalry like theirs again? [FiCP]
  • What’s the right contract for Tom Wilson? It’s trickier than it looks. [PHT]
  • Stocking the Stanley Caps - a post for the gearheads. [gnghockey]
  • The Cup has been spending time in and around Washington this week - on Monday with Director of Player Personnel Chris Patrick and on Tuesday with Director of Team Services Rob Tillotson... [NoVa Caps (and again)]
  • ... and the players have been checking in via social media to report on their vacations. [FiCP]
  • Congrats to former Caps draft pick and Hershey Bear defenseman Patrick Wellar, who is returning to the chocolate-and-white as an assistant coach. [Chocolate Hockey]
  • Finally, best wishes to old friend Michael Latta, who is headed to China to play for the KHL Kunlun Red Stars. [FiCP]
  • One more, because your humble editor just came across this gem: