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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Martin Erat wants out, Alex Ovechkin is the only guy in town who knows how to score and more.

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  • Unhappy with his role in Washington, Martin Erat has requested a trade.
  • More news and notes from yesterday out at Kettler:
    • In general. [Monumental video (Oates, Rinkside Update (Grabovski), Alzner, ]
    • Erat wasn't the only Czech Cap making news, as Michal Neuvirth left practice with an injury that doesn't appear to be significant. [WaPo, CSNW]
    • Dmitry Orlov has been recalled (again), and Tyson Strachan has been sent packin' (which rhymes nicely). [Capitals, WaPo, Patriot-News]
  • Your Capitals Minute for today. [Capitals Voice]
  • A look back at a far-too-down week of Ups and Downs. [Rink]
  • Alex Ovechkin goes for 70... [SB Nation]
  • ... which may or may not be more than his teammates plan on scoring the rest of the way. [DSP, Rink]
  • Smart people know that our nation needs John Carlson in Sochi. [NHL.com]
  • Jason Chimera's November has been more productive on the ice than off it, and Michael Latta has a clear mustache. [DC Sports Bog]
  • Win or lose, we're all on the same conveyor belt and we're all dead at the end anyway, so whatever. [DC Sports Bog]
  • Mini Laich, probably: "If you want bread, go to the bakery. If you want goals, go to the net. If you want candy, go trick-or-treating." [DC Sports Bog]
  • Karl Alzner, Jay Beagle and Joel Ward wax sentimental about their first rides. [Monumental (video)]
  • Who were last weekend's three best Bears? [Patriot-News]
  • Finally, like their professional football brethren before them, a group of former NHLers (including former Cap Blair Stewart) have filed a class action suit against their former employers alleging that "the NHL has failed to effectively respond to the head injuries sustained by players" and that the League "has behaved negligently and fraudulently in regards to the player sustained head trauma over the past decades." This will be interesting, no doubt. [Puck Daddy]

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