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Tuesday Caps Clips: Return and Regroup

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The boys are back in town, talking struggling Metro teams and get ready to pledge again!

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Check out just how awesome the first month of our Pledge-O-Rama went, and place your bets for November! [Rink]
  • The Caps are back home again after a rough trip, and are taking some positives out of it - but they’re keeping an eye on what made it rough, too. [WaPo]
  • The Caps aren’t the only “top” Metropolitan team to struggle out of the gate this season; can they all turn it around? [USA Today]
  • One of the big issues with the team is that they seem to have lost their identity; well, if “winning team” counts as an identity. [LA Times]
  • Barry Trotz has his reasons for not playing Nathan Walker much so far... but they don’t really add up. [RMNB]
  • Rankings of power. Too soon to panic, Caps fans? [NBCSW, NoVa Caps]
  • A few leftovers from Sunday night’s loss in Calgary. [Rink Rank, Dump ‘n Chase, NBCSW, RMNB, FlamesNation]
  • The week that was for the Metroplitan Division. [Pensburgh]
  • T.J. Oshie is off to one of the best starts of his career. How much has that hot start helped his team? [NoVa Caps]
  • He had a strong performance against the Flames, but alas, Philipp Grubauer is still waiting for his first win of the season. [NHL]
  • Looking back on the first 12 games through Caps’ history. [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 45th birthday to Mel Angelstad, happy 61st to Claude Noel and happy 34th to Steve Eminger.