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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Ovechkin’s back, baby.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Five more years of Ovechkin means five more years to chase down the Great One’s record... so what kind of pace does he need to get there? [NBCSW, USA Today]
  • And what impact will his new deal have on an already tight cap situation for the Caps? [NBCSW]
  • Looking at some potential netminding options for the Caps, who are likely to be in the market for a veteran to round out their tandem with Samsonov. [NoVa Caps]
  • The departure of Brenden Dillon via trade earlier this week freed up some cap space, but left a question mark for the Caps on the left side of their defense. [NBCSW]
  • And how about some potential free agent blueliners that may be on their radar? [NoVa Caps]
  • Zdeno Chara is in no rush to make a decision on his immediate hockey future. [CBS Boston, TSN]
  • As for Caps legend Henrik Lundqvist, he already knows he wants to play in the NHL again - but may have to wait, as he has not been medically cleared yet. [TSN]
  • A few more looks at last weekend’s draft results. [S&S, NoVa Caps, THW]
  • There have been some former Caps on the move recently, most notably Braden Holtby (who was bought out by Vancouver) - but the Caps should steer clear of nostalgia. [S&S]