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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: women belong in sports, more questions than answers for return-to-play, evaluating Ovechkin’s season and more.

NHL: DEC 11 Red Wings at Capitals Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • In case you missed it, here’s a list of 10 incredibly qualified women for hockey operations positions. [Rink]
  • The clock is ticking on a return-to-play plan for the NHL, so here are the questions and options the league and the NHLPA are considering. [WaPo ($)]
  • Advanced analytics are becoming more important in the hockey world, so let’s take a look at where new Caps coach Peter Laviolette stands on the matter. [NoVa Caps]
  • If you had to give Alex Ovechkin a letter grade for the 2019-2020 season, what would it be? [S+S]
  • Capitals forward prospect Aliaksei Protas is on one heck of a run in the KHL right now. [NoVa Caps]
  • Another piece of the massive puzzle that is the 2020-2021 NHL season: salary deferment. [NBCSW]
  • The Caps have loaned prospect Martin Hugo Has to HC Benátky nad Jizerou in the Czech’s Chance League while hockey is still on hold in North America. [NoVa Caps]

Finally, a feel-good story: Nic Dowd and the Capitals surprised nine-year-old cancer patient London Simpson with a Hope for Henry Homegating Party to lift her and her family’s spirits. This will absolutely warm your heart.