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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Blanked again by the King, Troy Brouwer has some 'splaining to do, and it's nearly decision time for Tom Wilson.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's loss from us (with quotes), Vogs, Monumental video (Oates, Holtby, Alzner, Johansson, Vigneault, Rangers)], NHL.com, WaPo, Peerless, Frankovic, CSNW, RMNB, DSP (gamer, blog), F Street Faithful, RtR, and for the view from Gotham, Blueshirt Banter.
  • Your Capitals Moment for today. [Capitals Voice]
  • It's official - Alex Ovechkin isn't the problem. So there's that. [ESPN]
  • "This may come down to what role the Caps envision for Tom Wilson: power forward in the making, or bruiser with talent." [THN]
  • The Bears are off on a 3,600-mile roadie to Newfoundland for a two-game set with the JohnnyJets. [Patriot-News]
  • Check out Philipp Grubauer's new bucket. It's weagle-tastic! [Patriot-News (photo gallery)]
  • Congrats to Riley Barber and Miami University Men's Hockey, named NCHC Offensive Player of the Week and ranked #1 in both national polls, respectively. [NCHC, and again]
  • Condolences to Andre Burakovsky, who is totally pwning the OHL rookie scoring race, but he's not eligible to win the rookie scoring title because rules. [Go Erie]
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov returned to the ice in Chelyabinsk, as Traktor absorbed a 7-0 beatdown by SKA. [RMNB]
  • Hockey cards are the best when they feature a background with the team that the player just got traded to, and other musings from a Kingsblogger digging through the archives of What Might Have Been. [The Royal Half]
  • We'll always have the Stanley Can. [DC Sports Bog]
  • Finally, happy 29th birthday to Sami Lepisto.

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