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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: ...wait, really?

Washington Capitals Vs Boston Bruins At TD Garden Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Over 70 players have suited up for both the Pens and Capitals over the years... how many can you name? Take the quiz and find out! [Rink]
  • The Caps shocked all of us yesterday by signing longtime Bruins captain Zdeno Chara to a one-year deal. [Rink, Caps, Vogs, NHL, WaPo, NBCSW, Globe, Herald, NBCSBoston, Patriot Ledger, ESPN, The Score, PHT, Sporting News, AP, Reuters, UPI, Stanley Cup of Chowder, NoVa Caps, THW, RMNB, S&S]
  • All of your questions about the Chara signing, answered. [The Athletic ($)]
  • Once upon a time, the newest Cap was prone to occasionally dropping the gloves with some of the Caps. Awwwwkward... [Caps Outsider]
  • Needless to say, Chara’s new teammates are pretty happy to be on the same side with the bruising blueliner. [NHL]
  • Doubt the same can be said about opposing goalies now that the Caps have added yet another cannon to their lineup:
  • Rankings of power for the 31 teams ahead of the 2020-21 season. [NoVa Caps]
  • Here’s a very 2020 headline: do the Caps have the depth to weather both injuries and a potential coronavirus outbreak? Oy. [NBCSW]
  • Three reasons why Alex Ovechkin is poised to have an MVP-esque season. [S&S]
  • Previewing the upcoming season for forward Carl Hagelin. [Peerless]
  • 2020 was a wild year of ups, downs, and change - both on and off the ice/field/whatever. [WaPo]
  • Happy 65th birthday to Gary McAdam.
  • And finally, as we mercifully prepare to bid farewell to 2020, all of us here at the Rink would like to wish you and yours a safe, happy and healthy new year - and may 2021 hold only good things! We love you all.