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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Japers’ Rink Radio crew is back to discuss the latest news out of Caps land and to hand out some coach and GM grades from last season. [Rink]
  • Previewing the season ahead for Nic Dowd. [Peerless]
  • Soon you’ll be able to start your day with a heaping bowl of Ovi-O’s, an Ovechkin-themed breakfast cereal with sales benefiting the Children’s Cancer Foundation. [Caps, NHL, NBC4]
  • Get a peek behind the scenes at this year’s NHLPA Rookie Showcase courtesy of Caps’ prospect Alex Alexeyev. [Caps video]
  • After undergoing season-ending hamstring surgery back in April, Michal Kempny is optimistic that he’ll be ready to open 2019-20 with the Caps next month. [NHL]
  • The Caps’ defense will look a little different this season - but is it Cup-worthy? [THW]
  • Former Cap Devante Smith-Pelly is still looking for a new contract, but his pals from DC are certain he’ll get a shot somewhere. [CP]
  • Usually safe on the other side of the glass, the Caps’ media got put through their paces in yesterday’s media fantasy camp. [NHL, Caps Outsider]
  • The Caps may need to make a trade to get under the salary cap - so who might be on the move? [NBCSW]
  • There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the Caps as we head into 2019 training camp. [NoVa Caps]
  • There are also a number of prospects to be excited about as the Caps’ pipeline holds some potential hidden gems. [StarsandSticks]
  • Get to know one of the newer Caps, forward Richard Panik. [NoVa Caps]