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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Predicting Laviolette’s impact on his new team, ranking the GMs and more.

NHL: FEB 08 Flyers at Capitals Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Despite the talented roster, the Caps have been floundering a bit since winning the Cup - so what effect will new head coach Peter Laviolette have on his new squad? [NBCSW]
  • Chatting with former Caps goalie Bob Mason about being in net for the famous Easter Epic overtime game against the Islanders. [CBC]
  • Speaking of Caps netminders, Olie Kolzig thinks Ilya Samsonov has all the makings of being the next Andrei Vasilevskiy. [NHL]
  • Not sure how seriously we should take a ranking of GMs that puts Jim Rutherford slightly above/equal to Brian MacLellan but you be the judge. [PHT]
  • The NHL and NHLPA haven’t spoken in over a week. That lack of communication is historically not a great sign. [The Star]
  • Checking in on the Caps’ prospect pool. [NoVa Caps]
  • If one of those new reverse retro jerseys is on your holiday shopping list for yourself or someone else, you’re in luck: they go on sale today. [Caps, NBCSW]
  • Grading the 2019-20 season for up-and-coming Caps blueliner Martin Fehervary. [S&S]
  • Hop in the wayback machine and find out how the Capitals got their name (and which names didn’t make the cut). [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 69th birthday to Rick Bragnalo.