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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: a former Cap gets a new gig, a decision regarding goalies, the price for expansion draft deals and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The 2021 season in review for prospect and USHL center Cassius “Bear” Hughes. [NoVa Caps]
  • Former Cap and Hockey Hall of Famer Sergei Fedorov was named the newest head coach of CSKA Moscow yesterday — congrats, Sergei! [RMNB, Athletic]
  • The cost for making side deals with the Seattle Kraken in regards to the upcoming expansion draft is reportedly very steep. [NoVa Caps]
  • The Capitals had two goalies rotating into the number one spot this season, but they have an important decision to make because they can only protect one for the expansion draft (hint: it’s Sammy). [NBCSW]
  • After the Minnesota Wild bought out Ryan Suter’s contract on Tuesday, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that the Washington Capitals could be interested in him; here’s the latest on the defenseman. [S+S]
  • Speaking of Suter, there are very few situations in which acquiring him could make sense. [NBCSW]
  • Prospect Beck Malenstyn is poised to potentially make his case for a spot on the roster, but his expectations are high. [WHN]
  • Another rumor floating around the Caps’ rumor mill is that they might be interested in trading for Vladimir Tarasenko, but that might not be the smartest choice. [S+S]
  • Finally, happy 70th birthday to Chuck Arnason, 49th birthday to Bryan Helmer, and 66th birthday to Mikko Leinonen!