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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 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.