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Tuesday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Blue Jackets Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previewing tonight's Metro matchup, the Caps stand pat at the deadline, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's visit to Columbus from VogsNHL.com and Peerless, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at The Cannon for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • Another exciting trade deadline has come and gone, folks!
    • Recapping a semi-busy day of trade deadline wheeling and dealing. Who got better? Who got worse? Who got robbed blind? [NHL.comThe ScoreTHWCSNW]
    • The Caps were quiet yesterday, having made their deals over the weekend - and they're pretty happy with what they've done (and haven't done). [WaPoCSNWWashTimes]
    • The verdict? Not bad. [USA TodayESPN ($), Caps Circle]
    • Counterpoint: because they only added complementary and depth pieces and didn't swing a trade to turn a draft pick into Joe Thornton or something, the Caps were obviously losers. [Rock the RedTHW]
  • Caps' GM Brian MacLellan met with the media yesterday and addressed an array of issues: [Monumental video (one-on-onepress conference)]
    • On his first official deadline day as a general manager. [WaPoCSNW (and video)]
    • On handling non-emergency recalls over the rest of the season. [WaPo]
    • On the pursuit of that pesky and elusive top-line winger. [CSNW]
    • On the Caps' chances for the Stanley Cup. [CSNW]
  • Welcome, new guys!
    • After acclimating himself to the system and team, newest Cap Curtis Glencross will make his debut tonight. [WaPo]
    • Glencross leaves his home of seven years to join the team - and his life off the ice just got a bit more complicated as a result. [CBS Local]
    • Tim Gleason, by the numbers. [Rink]
    • Gleason chatted with CSN's Jill Sorenson about his first game with his new team. [CSNW (video)]
    • Yes, giving up a draft pick and a prospect for Gleason probably would have been an overpayment... had that actually been what the Caps gave up. Details are so overrated. [Puck Daddy]
    • They're on the ice, in the locker room and on the plane - so that makes it official! The newest Caps have arrived. [Caps OT (Glencross - lockeron icewith media; Gleason - on ice)]
  • Looking back on some of the biggest trade deadline deals through recent NHL history. [EOTP]
  • Sounds like Ron Wilson was asked to tank the season the year after the Caps made the Stanley Cup Final (and wasn't too happy about it). [Puck Daddy]
  • Why Jay Beagle isn't a good top-line option, chapter 353245236. [RMNB]
  • Tony Kornheiser may scoff, but Tom Boswell is just the latest to agree that any debate of DC's best pro athlete in the last 50 years begins with Alex Ovechkin. [WaPo]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pre-travel practice:
  • A few leftovers from Sunday's win over Toronto, including another look at Gleason's debut with the Caps. [WaPo (and again)]
  • Looking at the week ahead for the Caps. [Starsand Sticks]
  • Dennis Maruk, Lou Franceschetti, Bryan Muir, Tom Poti and other AHL and NHL alumni will take the ice at Hersheypark Arena this Friday to benefit PA Breast Cancer Coalition. [Patriot-News]
  • The Wizards and Caps offered up a tribute to Black History month that... well, perhaps missed the mark. Just a bit. [WaPo]
  • More on the bizarre and wonderful Alex Ovechkin-Larry King lovefest. [WaPo]
  • Finally, happy 52nd birthday to Kelly Miller, and happy 31st to Alexander Semin.