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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: predictions for Kuznetsov next season, the franchise’s center depth and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Can Evgeny Kuznetsov bounce back next season? [S+S]
  • Martin Fehervary will not play for Team Slovakia in this weekend’s Olympic qualifiers tournament due to a minor muscle injury. [NoVa Caps]
  • After looking at some of the best wingers on each side of the ice, it is time to see who makes the list of the top five centers to ever wear a sweater for the Washington Capitals. [S+S]
  • The results for the Athletic’s yearly front office confidence survey are in, and Caps fans ranked Washington’s front office 14th in the NHL. [Athletic ($), NoVa Caps]
  • Take a look back at all of the incredible community outreach work the Capitals did during the COVID-limited 2021 season. [Capitals]
  • How do all eight teams in the newly-restored Metropolitan Division stack up for the upcoming season, and where do the Caps fall in the rankings? [PHT]
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov and the Russian Ice Hockey Federation appealed the IIHF’s four-year suspension of Kuznetsov that began in 2019 in time for the 2022 Olympics, but it appears as though it was unsuccessful. [NoVa Caps]
  • If you’re a betting kind of sports fan, check out the Vegas odds for Alex Ovechkin breaking Wayne Gretzky’s goal record. [Vegas Odds]