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Friday Caps Clips: Bonspiel Bonding

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The boys bond by throwing stones, Glenn Healy makes Mike Milbury sound reasonable and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Caps have scored plenty this season, and for the first time in a long while they're getting plenty of help from the blueline. [Rink]
  • Glenn Healy calls Alex Ovechkin "uncoachable" and insults his mother, while Nick Kypreos calls Ovechkin dumb. So it's true - those who can, do. Those who can't... go on TV and say mean, moronic things. [Puck DaddyWaPoSI.com]
  • After 15 years of working together, Barry Trotz and Mitch Korn have a relationship built on trust. And tiny pucks. [CSNW]
  • 30 Thoughts, great as always. [Sportsnet]
  • With a couple of days off before their next game, the Caps went from the rink to the sheet, embarking on a little team bonding by way of a curling tournament. Sweeeeep! [Monumental (videopictures), WaPoCSNW, RMNB]
  • Ovechkin (and Evgeny Kuznestov) must know it's Cowboys week. [Instagram]
  • For Jay Beagle, Saturday's game will be more than just a homecoming - it'll be the first time he plays in front of the hometown crowd as an NHLer. [CSNW (video)]
  • Check out the lavender lids that Braden Holtby and Justin Peters will be sporting Wednesday night as part of the NHL's Hockey Fights Cancer initiative. [Caps OT]
  • Checking in with the Bears:
    • Hershey will wear some pretty snazzy throwback sweaters when they take the ice for their home opener this weekend. [Patriot-News]
    • After five years apart, the Pennsylvania Triangle is back together as the Flyers' AHL club, the Phantoms, puts down roots in Lehigh Valley. [Patriot-News]
    • Speaking of Lehigh Valley, they'll be the opponent for Tom Wilson's first rehab start, where he's expected to get between 8-10 minutes. [Patriot-News]
  • A few leftovers from Wednesday night's loss, the first regulation loss of the season for the Caps. [WaPoCSNW]
    • More on Nicklas Backstrom's milestone night that saw him earn his 500th-career point in his 501st game. [RinkWaPo]
  • Just when you thought Ovechkin's date with one of his biggest little fans couldn't be cuter, we get the extended cut. [Monumental video (part 1part 2)]