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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: kicking off the 25 under 25 list, surprise breakout season candidates, high expectations and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The first installment of this year’s Top 25 Under 25 has arrived, taking a look at numbers 25 through 11 on the list of Washington Capitals age 25 or younger. [Rink]
  • Who looks poised to have a surprise breakout season for the Caps? [NBCSW]
  • The Sportsbook Review projections for Alex Ovechkin’s goal totals for the next five seasons are in, and they think he can catch Gretzky. [NoVa Caps]
  • The Capitals have high expectations for offensive production this season. [THW]
  • There were many familiar faces on the ice at MedStar yesterday for an informal skate. [RMNB]
  • The South Carolina Stingrays, Washington’s ECHL affiliate, agreed to terms with defenseman Chaz Reddekopp yesterday for the upcoming season. [PHN]
  • In division-related news, Sidney Crosby underwent successful wrist surgery yesterday that will keep him off the ice for a minimum of six weeks. [NHL]
  • Former Cap Jonas Siegenthaler looks pretty likely to make Switzerland’s Olympic hockey roster for Beijing 2022. [THW]
  • Finally, happy 55th birthday to Kevin Hatcher and 68th birthday to Nelson Pyatt!