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Monday Caps Clips: No Joy in Chocolateville

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: updates on the lockout, farmhand news and more.

Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Be sure to catch up on the Saturday and Sunday Clips that you might have missed.
  • Nicklas Backstrom speaks ahead of making his debut as half of the Caps' Dynamo duo. [Japers' Rink]
  • Over in Switzerland, Brooks Laich is already making his mark on his new (hopefully temporary) team. [EuroHockey.com, RMNB]
  • And down on the farm, despite some heroics from Philipp Grubauer in his first AHL game, the Bears lose a second straight one-goal game after a video replay gives Binghamton the OT winner. [AHL, Capitals, Dump 'n Chase]
  • Lockout news! Get yer lockout news right here!
    • The NHL believes a deal to end the lockout is on the table. Right next to the pepper, behind the butter dish. [National Post]
    • Donald Fehr and the NHLPA are standing their ground for now in the face of the first real negative PR they've faced. Y'know, in a crazy alternate world where the fans' voices actually matter. [NY Times]
    • Regardless, it's a really important week ahead. Like, really really important. [ESPN]
    • But don't let that dissuade you from letting that voice be heard - would you like to take a survey? [Qualtrics]
  • In honor of the (mercifully final) presidential debate tonight, JFK and hockey? [Puck Buddys]
  • Finally, happy 44th birthday to Terry Yake and happy 32nd to Matt Pettinger.