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Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Islanders Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The gang's back together, unveiling a season's worth of giveaways and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Continuing our look at the top ten at each position in the Metropolitan with the always contentious ranking of the centers. [Rink]
  • The Caps head to Bridgeport, CT for a "neutral" site game against the Islanders tonight. [Caps Today]
  • Chris Bourque is headed back to Hershey yet again, and after his fourth trip through the Caps' organization, he knows the way pretty well. [Dump 'n Chase]
  • The gang is finally back together where they belong, the lineup is starting to take shape... and it looks pretty good on paper. [WaPoNoVa Caps]
  • If the on-ice product matches the on-paper one, the Caps could be one of a handful of teams atop a suddenly crowded Eastern Conference. [AP]
  • Prospect Jakub Vrana has his eye on a roster spot with the Caps this year - but to compete for it, he needed to bulk up. [WaPo]
  • Ilya Samsonov talks about his success so far and about keeping an eye on the team that drafted him. [RMNB]
  • Looking at some potential breakout players around the League this season. [SI.com]
  • The AHL has unveiled their 2017 Hall of Fame class, and it's got a healthy Caps-Bears flavor to it. [Arena Digest]
  • Celebrating Braden Holtby's Vezina, using the Force and more fun events are on this year's promotional schedule. [Caps OTCSNMAFiCP]
  • Also on the schedule? A slew of games where the Caps get to rock their other red jerseys. [CSNMANoVa Caps]
  • On Election Day, make sure to cast the most important vote you will ever cast: for the next Caps' bobblehead. [Caps Outsider]
  • Join Barry Trotz next weekend on a friendship walk in support of Best Buddies and all the wonderful work they do. [Best Buddies]
  • Finally, happy 47th birthday to Igor Ulanov and happy 40th to Jaroslav Svejkovsky.