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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Ovechkin's slump, slow starts, and more fun things from the past week

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • With ongoing injuries and the trade deadline acquisition of Mike Weber, the Caps' third defensive pair has been in constant rotation. [WaPo]
  • These slow starts are killers. [CSNMA]
  • Part (although not all) of what is behind the slow starts is the fact that the Caps are facing teams a lot more desperate than they are. [WaPo]
  • The Caps talk about their close-knit team... [CSNMA (video)]
  • ...and Karl Alzner talks about the leadership of Justin Williams. [CSNMA (video)]
  • Get the translation of the Nicklas Backstrom article from yesterday thanks to the kind assistance of EOTP's European writer, Patrik B (@Zeb_Habs). [Rink (Fanshot)]
  • The week that was. [PeerlessFriends in Cold PlacesRMNBNoVa CapsAll About the Jersey]
  • Add the coach's challenge and potential expansion to the list of topics to be discussed at this week's GM meetings. [Puck DaddyGlobe and Mail]
  • The Capitals' power play could definitely use the services of one John Carlson. [StarsandSticks]
  • More on Saturday's loss to San Jose. [FtFTSS]
  • Looking back at T.J. Oshie's top five shootout goals so far. [NoVa Caps]
  • Checking in on Caps' defensive prospect Christian Djoos. [THW]
  • Beer of the Week: the Chimmer! [WaPo]
  • Finally, happy 36th birthday to Joe Motzko.