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Tuesday Caps Clips: The Search for Starboard Stability

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps' deadline shopping list may include a right wing for the top line and much more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Last week started up and ended down. What does that mean for our Ups and Downs? Ups and downs (duh). [Rink, and also be sure to check in on RMNB's Snapshot of the week that was and some thoughts from CSNW]
  • Yeah, so what's up with that whole "first-line right wing" thing? [NHL.comWaPo]
    • That's all well and good, but who's helping them win? [Rink (and, believe it or not, we'll have more on this later this morning)]
    • Jay "FLINO" Beagle kicked it old school to crank up the o-ffense. [NHLPA]
  • Pretty wretched special teams on Sunday, eh? [WaPo]
  • Of all the guys listed as trade targets, the one the Caps should go after is Mike Green. Wait, what? [NHL.comCSNW]
  • Looking ahead to tomorrow night's Caps/Pens match-up. [CSNW (video), Post-Gazette]
  • ♫ Then they saw the stats... now Mac's a believer... ♪ [ESPN]
  • Hockey teams ranked according to power. [ESPNTHNThe ScoreSB Nation]
  • All coaches are dinosaurs and the NHL is Jurassic Park. [Stars and SticksPuck Daddy]
  • You won't see a cuter kid in a Caps jersey today than this one, guaranteed. [Rink]
  • Hulking blueliner Michal Cajkovsky skated up front for the Bears, who kept it rolling over the weekend... [Patriot-News]
  • ... and will have to continue to do so without Liam O'Brien for a bit. [Patriot-NewsChocolate Hockey]
  • Oh, we buried the lede on that one - Nate Schmidt has been cleared for contact.
  • Prospect Steve Spinner is a USHL Player of the Week. [USHL]
  • Finally,happy 57th birthday to Tim Coulis and happy 29th birthday to Wojtek Wolski.