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Wednesday Caps Clips: Are We There Yet? Not Quite

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The two sides get closer to a deal (temporally, at least), Backstrom is banged up and more.

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Patrick McDermott

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Catch up on the Clips you've been missing while ringing in the New Year here.
  • The latest labor-related news, non-news and assorted whatnot:
  • Nicklas Backstrom: week-to-week? No es bueno. [RMNB]
  • Ranking those on the roster (always a good discussion starter). [THW]
  • The Caps should resolve to play their best players more. Duh. [CBS]
  • Buy or sell the prediction that Alex Ovechkin returns to form? [Puck Daddy]
  • Matt Hendricks chats about his humbling overseas experience... which has little to do with hockey. [KARE11 (h/t PR)]
  • Paul Devorski can't wait to get back to screwing the Caps calling NHL games. [Patriot-News (with other Bears notes)]
  • Spotlight on Riley Barber. [USA Hockey]
  • "Go to sleep, there's no hockey on today." No kidding. [Alex Ovetjkin]
  • Finally, happy 44th birthday to Rick Tabaracci.