Monday Caps Clips: An Up-and-Down Week

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Looking back at a very up-and-down week, Ovi's amazing season, and dissent strikes the Caps' dressing room.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Catch up on the Clips you missed over the weekend right here.
  • Your Capitals Minute for today. [Capitals Voice]
  • The Week That Was, Volume Eight. [Peerless, RMNB, Ted's Take]
  • "It’s hard to fix a huge talent gone sour. But it’s so much harder to find another one."  In which Tom Boswell ponders the Adam Oates/Alex Ovechkin dynamic and how it might apply elsewhere in DC sprots... [WaPo, @ThomasBoswellWP]
  • ... and speaking of which, it doesn't sound like Team Russia is ready to ride the Ovi at Right Wing wave just yet. C'mon, Coach Bill. All the cool kids are doing it. [RMNB]
  • Move on over, Jaromir Jagr and Teemu Selanne. Ovi's got next. [NBC4]
  • From the sublime to the sublime. Appreciating Nicklas Backstrom. [CSNW]
  • The Caps' room was deeply divided prior to the Grey Cup CFL title game.  Now that the Saskatchewan Rough Riders have soundly defeated the Hamilton Tiger Cats 45-23, let the healing begin.  Or the #TeamBrooks gloating. [Capitals Voice (audio)]
  • Karl Alzner apparently felt the need to change the mo. [Caps Outsider]
  • A nearly-Caps-themed Christmas sweater wants your vote. [Caps Outsider]
  • Checking in on the minor leaguers. [Caps Outsider]
  • Tiesto time! [@PeteGlowDC]
  • Finally, happy 22nd birthday to Philipp Grubauer.

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