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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps sign another former Penguin, the NHL releases more details about the upcoming season and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • As the new season comes barreling toward us, the NHL has released a slate of important dates, medical protocols for 2021 and some rule changes. [Rink, NHL (and again), WaPo, NoVa Caps, RMNB]
  • Get the lowdown on those rule changes from NHL Hockey Ops:
  • What clues could the shortened season of 1994-95 hold for the Caps this year? [Rink]
  • There was no bigger story in 2020 than the COVID pandemic, in the hockey world and the world in general. [NBCSW]
  • Breaking down what the loss of Henrik Lundqvist means for the Caps - and what it doesn’t. [NBCSW]
  • Projecting what kind of offense the Caps’ blueliners may be able to provide in the coming season. [Caps Outsider]
  • So where do the Caps stand when it comes to the salary cap? [S&S]
  • NHLers will now feature advertisements, and the Caps are one of the first teams to announce their sponsor. [Caps, AP, USA Today, NBCSW]
  • The ads themselves are pretty unobtrusive and not really a big deal, so the internet had a suitably measured and calm response to this news. [Yahoo!]
  • 22 years ago, the Caps made their first leap to the Stanley Cup Final... and here’s how that went. [THW]
  • Happy 37th birthday to Chris Conner, happy 38th to Shaone Morrisonn, and happy 34th to T.J. Oshie.
  • And finally, please join all of us here in sending love, hugs and healing thoughts to a beloved member of the Rink family, Peerless, as he begins a tough battle. You’ve got this, friend! [Peerless]