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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Checking in on some prospects, ranking the NHL’s defensemen and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • A lot of pieces moved on the Caps’ roster in a short amount of time - and some time has passed since that movement. So where does the roster stand as of November 2? [WaPo]
  • That scrappy bunch of players will be led by their new coach, Peter Laviolette, who should (hopefully) be a good fit for the Caps. [THW]
  • Rankings of power for the offseason. [NoVa Caps]
  • Counting down the top 20 defensemen in the NHL right now, including someone who should have won the Norris Trophy but whatever we’re over it it’s fine. [NHL]
  • In an effort to curb the spread of COVID once hockey returns (?), the OHL has ordered that no bodychecking will be allowed during the pandemic. [CP]
  • Checking in on the Caps’ prospect pool. [NoVa Caps]
  • 91st-overall pick Aliaksei Protas is turning some heads lately and may end up being one of the steals of the 2019 draft. [THW]
  • In honor of Halloween, here’s a look at three of the scariest Caps’ trades that actually happen. Beware of things that go bump in the night and offer a second-round pick... [S&S]