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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Ranking potential Calder Trophy candidates, Vanecek can make a run at the #1 goalie job and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • With most of the same pieces in place from last season - and a full schedule (plus training camp) this time around - the 2021-22 campaign could be a “do-over” for the Caps. [Rink]
  • Previewing the season ahead for stellar Swede Nicklas Backstrom. [Peerless]
  • Ranking the teams by potential Calder Trophy candidates... could a promoted Connor McMichael make a run at Rookie of the Year? [PHT]
  • Are the revamped Carolina Hurricanes the team to beat in the Metro this year? (lol) [NBCSW]
  • After stepping in as a surprise starter last season, Vitek Vanecek could make a strong case to take over that role for good this year. [WHN]
  • Pics from yesterday’s inaugural Laughlin Family Foundation charity golf tournament, featuring current and former Caps and local media personalities. [Caps Outsider]
  • Finally, happy 71st birthday to Orest Kindrachuk, happy 28th to Travis Boyd, and - hold it here! - happy 64th to Craig Laughlin.