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Thursday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Grubauer joins Team Germany, predictable predictions predictably not predicted, we may learn more details about the Winter Classic real soon now, and how will the Caps re-shape themselves?

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • If you missed the Talk The Red year-end roundtable podcast when it ran live, you can check it out here (our JP and WaPo's Neil Greenberg are in the second segment). [Talk The Red]
  • The year in Jay Beagle... [CSNW]
  • ... and John Carlson. [Peerless]
  • The uncertainties throughout the lineup ultimately created uncertainties in goal. [WashTimes]
  • What's next for the Caps organ-i-zation? Here are three possibilities. [RMNB]
  • The Caps' troubles this year were all-too-predictable. [FanPost]
  • No. Or at least not yet. [Baltimore Sports Report]
  • Gary Bettman has set a deadline for setting a deadline to probably announce the location of and Caps' opponent in the 2015 Winter Classic. Or not. Either way, the Flyerz are paying attention. []
  • Another Capital is on his way to Europe to take part in the World Cup tourney. Philipp Grubauer will join Team Germany. []
  • Even though he played a full season with the Bears, Nathan Walker remains draft-eligible and will make sure his phone is fully charged on Draft Day. [Patriot-News]
  • Caps' prospects Madison Bowey, Andre Burakovsky, and Tyler Lewington are each one loss away from elimination. In contrast, Garrett Haar is one win away from winning the conference title and competing for the WHL Championship and a ticket to the Memorial Cup tournament.
  • Craig Laughlin, teacher. [Caps Outsider]
  • Finally, happy 54th birthday to Darren Veitch and happy 43rd to Ken Klee.