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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Wrapping up Mantha’s 2020-21 season, breaking down some offseason storylines, the Stingrays move on and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Wrapping up the 2020-21 season for Anthony Mantha as he gets his first report card as a Capital. [Rink, RMNB]
  • Taking a closer look at the Caps’ captain’s season... [Peerless]
  • ...and that of their beleaguered young netminder, Ilya Samsonov. [S&S]
  • And how about blueliner Trevor van Riemsdyk - was his strong 2021 campaign enough for him to become a starter? [NoVa Caps]
  • Congrats to the Caps’ ECHL affiliate, the Stingrays, as they move on to the Kelly Cup Final for the sixth time in franchise history and first since 2017. [Stingrays, Post & Courier, Caps Outsider]
  • Five storylines to follow as the Caps’ offseason continues. [NBCSW]
  • And taking a deeper dive into one of those storylines, which is the question of just how long the Caps’ championship window will remain open. [NBCSW]
  • If the Caps’ blueline needs an upgrade, here are five potential moves they could make to do just that. [NoVa Caps]
  • So... what went wrong last season? [S&S]
  • Finally, raise a glass in memory of the late Alexei Tezikov, who would have been 43 today.
  • Putting the Anthony Mantha-Jakub Vrana (and friends/picks) trade under the microscope. [S&S]