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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Exploring Wilson’s mysterious impact on the rest of the Metro, Kuznetsov talk and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • GM Brian MacLellan chatted with the Junkies yesterday about Ovechkin’s chances to catch Gretzky. [NBCSW]
  • He also took a minute to clarify that the team never considered leaving Evgeny Kuznetsov open for the expansion draft. [NBCSW]
  • So much, as usual, depends upon Kuznetsov finding his way back to even coming close to the form that helped the Caps win a Stanley Cup. [S&S]
  • It really is incredible to see the tremendous impact Tom Wilson has had on the other teams in the Metropolitan Division. [PHT]
  • Three reasons to get excited about Alex Ovechkin this season (aside from the simple fact that he’s Alex Ovechkin and he’s ALWAYS exciting). [S&S]
  • It’s looking more and more like Martin Fehervary will get a serious look on the Caps’ blueline this year - so what can the Caps expect out of the young defenseman? [WHN]
  • Taking another look at - and grading - the selection of defenseman Joaquim Lemay. [S&S]
  • Finally, happy 61st birthday to Dale Hunter.