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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Samsonov has something to prove, looking at the biggest storylines and best players of the year, Lundqvist makes a big announcement and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Aw, yeah - some new (but very familiar) faces out at Medstar!
  • It’s Ilya Samsonov’s net to lose now, and he will have something to prove. [NBCSW]
  • Ranking the top 20 players of 2020... agree or disagree? [PHT]
  • Looking ahead at what the 2020-21 season holds for Caps’ forward Nic Dowd. [Peerless]
  • Counting down the top storylines in the NHL over the past year. [NHL]
  • As for the biggest Caps’ storylines, perhaps none bigger (from a team perspective) than the firing of Todd Reirden and subsequent hiring of Peter Laviolette. [NBCSW]
  • The Caps loaded up on right-side defensemen during the offseason - so how will that added depth help the defense? [NBCSW]
  • Happy 39th birthday to Jakub Cutta, and happy 32nd to Sean Collins.
  • And finally, our best wishes for a speedy recovery to Henrik Lundqvist, who announced that he would undergo open-heart surgery. [NHL, NBCSW, AP, Reuters, ESPN]