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Friday Caps Clips: Holiday Leftovers

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recover from all that figgy pudding, egg nog and family with today's low-cal, low-stress Caps tidbits.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Winter Classic updates:
    • This year's outdoor classic will offer Troy Brouwer's father a rare chance to see his son play hockey live - and the first time he'll get to see it in DC. [CSNW]
    • Move aside, college football; New Year's Day is now a hockey day. [VC Star]
    • And the appeal of this annual event hasn't faded for guys who have been there from the start, like NBC's Doc Emrick and sidekick Eddie Olczyk. [Red Eye Chicago]
  • Brooks Orpik talks about his reasons for leaving the Penguins and what he's feeling ahead of his first visit back to Pittsburgh this weekend. [TribLIVE]
  • 2014 was a year filled with disappointment for Alex Ovechkin. Good news, Ovi, you've only got a week left! [PHT]
  • Today marks the start of the World Junior Championships, with three Caps' prospects taking part in this year's tournament. [Caps Outsider]
  • One of those three, Madison Bowey, is starting to turn some heads. [EOTP]
  • Finally, happy 25th birthday to Tomas Kundratek and happy 27th to Oskar Osala.