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Friday Caps Clips: Dads and Deadline Deals

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Jay Beagle's success explained, potential trade targets discussed, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Providing some context (and a bit of a reality check) to Jay Beagle's meteoric rise this season. [Rink]
  • Take a closer look at the close quarters atop the Metropolitan Division, as the Caps battle it out with three other teams for points in the standings. [Rink]
  • A few leftovers from Wednesday's thrilling overtime victory over the Sharks. [WaPoCBS DCADN]
  • With San Jose in the rearview mirror, it's on to Los Angeles, where the Caps' dads and mentors have joined the team for their annual trip with the boys. [CSNWCaps OT]
  • Meanwhile four of the Caps talk about becoming fathers themselves in the last year or two. Dad strength!! [NBC4 (video)]
  • Led by assistant coach Lane Lambert, the Caps' penalty killers take pride in their job - and it's a job they're doing well in 2015. [WaPo]
  • The guy who was at the center of a trade that ranks as one of the worst ever for the Penguins... [Bleacher Report]
  • ...is a guy the Caps (and others) might be taking a look at as the trade deadline draws closer. Even at 157 years old.
  • More potential trade targets being floated around, including one who would be leaving the Caps. Noooo. [CSNWESPN ($), Stars and Sticks (and again)]
  • Congrats to former Cap Sergei Fedorov, who was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame last night. [FreepWXYZ]
  • Examining the long, proud, and stench-filled tradition of the Caps' "Honest Abe" award. [Fox5]
  • Hockey has experienced rapid growth in the DC area in recent years, but the number of rinks isn't meeting the demand - and it could be hurting the advancement of the game at the local level. [WaPo]
  • Dan Steinberg theorizes that Alex Ovechkin is the greatest athlete in DC sports history, Tony Kornheiser disagrees in his ever-charming way... yeah, we're going #TeamSteinz on this one (and every one). [WaPo]
  • Truly touching video of little BMan watching the video the Caps made for him - and of course, best wishes to him and his family on his continued recovery! [RMNB]
  • The Hershey Bears have unveiled their special Valentine's Day jerseys, to be worn tomorrow night... and the fact that they don't have Hershey Kisses on them seems like a missed opportunity, no? [Patriot-News]
  • As proof that we leave no stone unturned around here, very important news: Alarm.com is now the official home security provider of the Washington Capitals. [PR Web]
  • Finally, happy 40th birthday to Brad Norton.