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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Ovi on the shelf, Erskine on LTIR, and Orlov/Latta recalled are only the beginning of the long strange story...

Greg Fiume

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Caps returned to Kettler for the first of two days of practice before Friday's date with Philly.
    • In general. Monumental video (Capitals Report, OatesGreen, Brouwer)]
    • For being a quiet post-roadie practice, things sure got busy quick... [Dump 'n' Change]
    • ...beginning with the news that The Captain is day-to-day with a non-concussion upper body injury... [WaPo (and again), CSNW, NHL.com, RMNB]
    • ...and continuing with the news that Dmitry Orlov and Michael Latta have been summonsed from Hershey ... [Patriot-NewsWaPo]
    • ... and John Erskine to LTIR. [PHT]
  • Your Capitals Minute for today. [Capitals Voice]
  • Braden Holtby: This ain't no disco. [NBC4CSNW, RMNB, EITM]
  • Adam Oates: Say, we should prob'ly be tougher to play against. [CSNW]
  • One month in, the metrics are starting to add up for the Caps. [Cover the Puck, FanPost, RtR]
  • Point/Counterpoint:
    • Point: It's time for a blockbuster barn-burning mega-trade for a gen-u-wine #1 defenseman. [WashTimes]
    • Counterpoint: Are you mad? The team's depth chart is already Swiss cheese. The Caps have made their bed and now must lie in it. [DSP]
  • Ten great goals from October. [CtP (video analysis)]
  • In which Cheerless presents his Beginner's Guide to #Fancystats, Annotated. [Peerless]
  • Brooks Laich dished about his TV-watching habits. Hello, Trailer Park Boys! [Caps Outsider]
  • The Caps, their prospects, their affiliates and their fans are getting into the Halloween, er spirit. Heh. [Caps Outsider (and again), RMNB]
  • "Semyon Varlamov" and "arrested on assault and kidnapping charges" are not phrases one wants to see together, but here we are. [Mile High Hockey]
  • Finally, happy Halloween and happy 30th birthday to Steve Eminger, happy 41st to Mel Angelstad, and happy 58th to Claude Noel.

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