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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A new episode of JRR drops, ranking NHL forwards, exploring Daniel Sprong’s place in the lineup and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The JRR crew is joined by hockey analytics and viz guru JFresh to talk about the Caps on the latest episode of Japers’ Rink Radio. [Rink]
  • An odd year for sports (to say the least) was still a pretty amazing year in photos, including a big milestone for the Caps’ captain. [ESPN]
  • The NHL is still eyeing mid-January for a season start - they just have to nail down some details with the players. [NHL]
  • With the expansion draft drawing ever closer, here are three players the Caps could lose to Seattle. [S&S]
  • The NHL may still be on hold (for now) but there is hockey going on, and there will be more this weekend when the World Juniors get underway on Sunday. [NoVa Caps]
  • Where does forward Daniel Sprong fit into the Caps’ lineup? [NBCSW]
  • Ranking the top 16 forwards in the NHL (please click through to see which “expert” thinks Matthew Tkachuk is better than Alex Ovechkin, David Pastrnak, and Brayden Point). [NHL]
  • He’s still a pretty great player, but there’s no question that Ovechkin is in the twilight of his career. Probably only about 20, 25 years left in him... right? [S&S]
  • Garnet and Lindsay Hathaway are launching a fundraiser for Hath’s Heroes, giving you the chance to bid on awesome virtual experiences with Hathaway and friends. [Caps, NBCSW]
  • Happy 62nd birthday to Dave Poulin, and happy 55th to Craig Berube.
  • And finally... super-adorable father-son moment and possibly a sneak peek at the Caps’ 2036 draft pick!