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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: On Burky staying, DSP debuting, Hagelin playing and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Carl Hagelin is a defensive-minded forward with top-six experience... could he help Evgeny Kuznetsov stay on the right side of the puck? [Rink]
  • After weeks of being the topic of trade rumors, Andre Burakovsky made it through the deadline as a Cap - and both he and the team are very happy about it. [WaPo, NBCSW]
  • A few leftovers from Tuesday night’s big win over Ottawa. [Caps, Caps video, RMNB, Pucker Up Sports]
  • The Caps continue to struggle with their slow starts. [WashTimes]
  • March is just around the corner, and with it comes a slew of games against the Metropolitan Division. [NoVa Caps]
  • Paying a visit to the NHL’s Black Hockey History Mobile Museum at the Canadian Embassy. [DCist, FiCP]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s practice. [Caps video (Reirden, Caps365), FiCP]
  • The Devante Smith-Pelly era in Hershey has begun as the forward suited up for his first game as a Bear, a 4-1 victory over Hartford. [NoVa Caps]
  • Reflecting back on the best moments of DSP’s time with the Caps (so far). [RMNB]
  • Hagelin’s future usage, the struggle with empty nets, the playoff system and more in a Caps mailbag. [NBCSW]
  • We’re pretty darn lucky to be Caps fans during the Alex Ovechkin era. [Pucker Up Sports]
  • Taking a look at the Caps’ organizational depth on the blue line. [NoVa Caps]
  • Alex Ovechkin has been on top for awhile now, but his jersey has joined him, as it’s back as the current top seller in the NHL. [ESPN]
  • In appreciation of the Caps’ beat writer for the Washington Post, the awesome Isabelle Khurshudyan. [PuckerUp Sports]
  • Finally, happy 51st birthday to Jeff Greenlaw, happy 61st to Jay Johnston, and happy 23rd to Jakub Vrana.