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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Remembering #700, Hendrix Lapierre gets a huge opportunity, predicting the season’s lineup and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • New coach Peter Laviolette spoke to the media yesterday about joining a new team under quarantine, working in a shortened season and more. [WaPo]
  • The national TV schedule is out and the Caps will get plenty of airtime, with seven appearances on NBC Sports this season. [NBCSports]
  • Can the Caps’ high-octane power play rebound from a disappointing year and live up to its potential once again? [NBCSW]
  • Previewing what the season ahead holds for Lars Eller. [Peerless]
  • With Craig Anderson joining the mix on a PTO, the competition for the Caps’ backup goalie spot is officially up for grabs. [NBCSW]
  • Hendrix Lapierre got a big post-Christmas surprise: an invite to DC to attend training camp with the Capitals. [LeDroit]
  • Just where does new Cap Conor Sheary fit into the lineup? [NBCSW]
  • He managed 48 goals in 68 games last season; so what kind of goal total can Alex Ovechkin hit in 56 games this year? [Caps Outsider]
  • Predicting what the Caps’ starting lineup will be on opening night... [S&S]
  • ...and how their depth chart shakes out. [S&S]
  • Big stories and memorable moments from the past year... which is blissfully almost over. [PHT, NBCSW]
  • Finally, happpy 55th birthday to Jim Thomson.