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Monday Caps Clips: Taking Stock

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The team will resume practice today to get ready for the Sharks on Tuesday, Mike Latta is feeling confident, a new way to evaluate players and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The team had Sunday off after their 5-3 victory over New Jersey on Saturday night and will return to Kettler ice for practice this morning at 10:30am. [Caps Today]
  • A few leftovers from that game:
    • Postgame notebook. [Dump-n-Chase]
    • The Rink debuted a new postgame feature - the Rink Rank! Let your voice be heard via the use of virtual thumbs. [Rink]
    • MJ90 was pretty excited to score his first goal but can't wait for NB99 to rejoin the team. [Aftonbladet]
    • Hey, John Moore, no need to break your stick and all. Sure you got schooled, but it was Alex Ovechkin on a day ending with "y". [RMNB]
    • The good, the bad, and the ugly. [THW]
  • Here's a look ahead to the Week That Will Be. [Stars & Sticks]
  • Thom Loverro is ready for the Caps to lead this town to the Overpromised and Underdelivered Land. Or maybe even a championship. [WashTimes]
  • Peerless takes us on a trip to the NHL Theme Park. [Peerless]
    • Related: In which Mike Knuble reminds his former team that this is the year of Sticking to the Script. [RMNB]
  • Michael Latta, confidence man. [WaPo]
  • "I don’t put a lot of value into offensive numbers, but it’s always nice to help out when you can." Brooks Orpik talks about his first non-shootout goal for the Caps. [WaPo]
  • The South Carolina Stingrays had a disappointing preseason and have trimmed their roster of a few more players. It sure looks like perennial free agent invite Miles Koules has hit the end of the road with the Caps organization. [Caps Outsider]
  • Catching up with Sam Becker, Nicklas Backstrom's Make-a-Wish friend. [Caps Outsider]
  • Finally, happy 30th birthday to Mike Green, happy 50th birthday to Todd Krygier, and we wish our Canadian friends a very happy Thanksgiving Day.