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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: goalies galore, more insight into the newest Caps’ prospects, free agency chatter and more.

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

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Capitals have relied primarily on two goalies since 1997, but can you name the rest of the netminders who have suited up for Washington since then? [Rink]
  • Caps’ GM Brian MacLellan traded up two spots in order to select Hendrix Lapierre in the draft on Tuesday - why? [NBCSW]
  • Mike Vogel took a lengthy look at the five young prospects the Caps drafted this week. [Vogs]
  • Free agency begins this afternoon, so refresh your memory on what each team needs and might do. [ESPN]
  • Speaking of free agency, plenty of players will be on the move. What are the risk levels for some of the biggest names on the market? [ESPN]
  • Former Capital and three-time Stanley Cup winner Justin Williams announced his retirement yesterday. Congratulations on one heck of a career, Justin! [Williams]

Finally, today is going to be a long and probably crazy first day of free agency. If you need a distraction, look no further than this excellent video in which Alex Ovechkin discusses his childhood and his path to NHL superstardom.