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Thursday Caps Clips: Caps @ Jets Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previews of tonight's game in Winnipeg, the latest on Mike Green's and Brooks Laich's respective man-areas, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's Game 1 of back-to-backs in The 'Peg from Vogs, NHL.com and Peerless, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Arctic Ice Hockey for more from the other side of tonight's match-up.
  • Notes and assorted whatnot from yesterday's practice up in Pittsburgh: Mike Green says he's ready to go (but Adam Oates isn't so sure), Brooks Laich felt good after his first game of the season, and more. [Monumental video (Rinkside Update, Oates, Green), WashTimes, WaPo]
  • The Caps are saying the right things and staying positive in the face of the daunting reality of their situation. [WashTimes, WaPo, CSNW]
  • Some leftovers from Tuesday night's soul-crushing defeat. [WashTimes, WaPo, DC Sports Bog]
  • Laich called in to The Junkies to talk about hockey and stuff. [106.7 the Fan (audio)]
  • Fighting may have gotten Steven Oleksy to where he is, but if he sticks around, it won't be because of his pugilistic skills. [Dump 'n Chase, NBC4]
  • The questions? Many. The answers? Few. And difficult. [Homer McFanboy]
  • To trade or not to trade, that is the (Mike Ribeiro) question. [BrooksLaichyear and RtRiP, with more on The Question at NHL.com]
  • Grating, the defensemen. I mean, "grading the defensemen." [gofivehole]
  • Alex Ovechkin has the vapors, err, Vapors. [Alex Ovetjkin]
  • A handy Joe-B.-&-Locker-to-English dictionary. [Capitals Outsider]
  • AHL hockey will return to Verizon Center next year. (You guys can write your own joke for this one.) [Capitals]
  • Speaking of the A, Philipp Grubauer continues to impress. [THW]
  • Congrats to Dale Hunter on a big milestone. [CSNW]
  • And congrats to Patrick Wey, Hockey East's "Defensive Defenseman of the Year." [HockeyEastOnline]
  • Finally, happy 47th birthday to Al Iafrate.