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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Reverse Retro reveal, projecting left-wing production and third-line options for next year, get to know Hershey’s new video coach and more.

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  • The Caps revealed their screaming eagle throwbacks yesterday and reviews were... mixed, to say the least. [Rink, Caps, WaPo, NBCSW, WashTimes]
  • As this was part of a league-wide reveal, take in the glory (and the opposite of that) of the rest of the teams and see how they’ve been ranked. [NHL, PHT, The Score]
  • Vogs rolls out everything you need to know about Emily Engel-Natzke’s path from her Colorado roots to the AHL as Hershey’s new video coach. [Caps]
  • What are the Capitals’ options on the third line? [NBCSW]
  • Projecting what kind of offense the Caps may get out of their left wingers in the upcoming season. [Caps Outsider]
  • What would constitute a “good” season for Ilya Samsonov? [S&S]
  • Congrats to Caps’ prospect Aliaksei Protas, who was awarded “Rookie of the Week” honors this week in the KHL. [NoVa Caps]
  • If the NHL shifts divisions around to reduce travel in the upcoming season, the result would likely be to reinforce some important rivalries. [Puck Prose]
  • Grading Brenden Dillon’s time in DC during the 2019-20 season. [S&S]
  • With the Seattle Kraken expansion draft looming, here’s a look at a handful of the best NHLers from the other Washington. [THW]
  • Once Henrik Lundqvist’s time in DC is over, don’t expect him to stick around for a front-office job with the Caps - his heart belongs to New York. For some reason. [SNY]
  • Finally, happy 71st birthday to Gord Smith and happy 65th to Dennis Maruk.