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Monday Caps Clips: Windy City Loss and Deadline Dealings

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: the Caps drop a matinee in Chicago and send a longtime Cap to Toronto

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Late last night, the Caps took an uncertain situation and made it certain by shipping Brooks Laich, Connor Carrick and a second-round pick to the Leafs for Daniel Winnik and a fifth-round pick. [CapsDump 'n ChaseRinkAPWaPoSBNPeerlessRMNBNoVa Caps]
    • Steinberg adds his typically terrific perspective on what Laich meant to D.C. sports. [WaPo]
  • In a smaller moved, the team sent Chris Brown to the Rangers in exchange for Ryan Bourque. [Caps]
  • The NHL's trade deadline is at 3:00 this afternoon, so prepare yourself for what the Caps might do by reading and listening to a couple of links. [RinkRink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on yesterday afternoon's loss from usVogs, Monumental video (TrotzOvechkinHoltbyBeagleNiskanen), NHL.comWaPo, USATodayRMNBFrankovicStars and Sticks and NoVa Caps.
    • Sure, you've gotta play to the whistle... but the 'Hawks game-winner should've been called icing. [CSNMA (and again), RMNB]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pregame happenings. [Dump 'n Chase, Monumental video (TrotzTwo-Man Advantage), CSNMARMNB]
  • Looking back on the week that was. [PeerlessRMNB]
  • And the Oscar goes to... [CSNMA]
  • Finally, happy birthday to a bunch of people who only really get to celebrate their birthdays once every four years.