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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Wrapping up an eventful - albeit long - draft, inching closer to closure on that whole goaltending situation, QOs go out, and more.

2020 NHL Draft - Round One Photo by Zach Guerette/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Ranking the top UFA options facing the Caps to fill the soon-to-be open goaltending slot... [Rink]
  • ...although let’s be honest, all that’s left is the official paperwork for one of those candidates:
  • It was a very, very long Day 2 of the draft - and the Caps walked away with four new players for the pipeline. [Rink, Caps, The Athletic ($), NBCSW]
  • Our prospect-watcher, Luke Adomanis, takes you through each of the four players selected on Day 2. [Rink]
  • Learn more about the Caps’ fourth-round pick Bogdan Trineyev... [Caps video, NoVa Caps (and again), RMNB, StarsandSticks]
  • ...fifth-round pick Bear Hughes... [Caps video, NHLN, NoVa Caps (and again), RMNB, StarsandSticks]
  • ...sixth-rounder Garin Bjorklund... [Caps video, NoVa Caps, RMNB, StarsandSticks]
  • ...and Oskar Magnusson, the team’s final selection in the seventh round. [NHLN, NoVa Caps, RMNB]
  • On the Caps’ first-round pick, Hendrix Lapierre, and the potential risk - and potential reward - involved. [StarsandSticks]
  • Hear from assistant GM Ross Mahoney after the completion of the draft. [Caps video]
  • The newly formed Hockey Diversity Alliance issued a statement cutting ties with the NHL, citing a lack of support. Just a sad swing-and-a-miss by the league. [NBC4]
  • Yesterday was the deadline to tender qualifying offers to those who were eligible - and here’s how it shook out for the Caps. [NBCSW]
  • He only played 10 games with the Caps before the pandemic pushed pause on the season - but Brenden Dillon didn’t need more time to know the fit was right in DC. [NBCSW]
  • The Caps pulled back the curtain on what went on in the war room Tuesday night as the team moved up to pick Lapierre: