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Wednesday Caps Clips: Tricks and Treats

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: November awaits after a rough October, the team cellies for Halloween, prospect updates and more.

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Your sugar hangover breakfast links:

  • The Caps returned from their Western Canadian roadie to a spirited practice at Kettler. The team earned only two of six available points on the trip, but there was apparently a new sense of accomplishment as the team begins forging a new identity. [NBCSW]
  • Related: Jay Beagle says they are “building towards something.” [CBS DC]
  • Point - Better build quickly fellas, because it’s getting late, early. [Rink]
  • Counterpoint - Hey, the Caps have had slow season starts before and finished well. [NoVa Caps]
  • Why have the Caps had to spend so much time killing penalties, while drawing so few of their own? Coach Trotz has some theories. [NBCSW]
  • But realistically the team is going to have its struggles while the injury remains long - and deep... [NBCSW]
  • ... oh hai there Brett Connolly, still not taking the ice after going thru concussion protocol last week. [WaPo]
  • Checking in on the Caps’ kiddies as they played their ways through the month of October. A Farm Report, if you will. [NoVa Caps]
  • The Bears and Stingrays had successful weekends. [Caps Outsider (and again)]
  • Halloween fun was had by all. [NoVa Caps, RMNB (1, 2, 3, and pumpkins)]
  • Finally, fantastic news from Caps radio man John Walton. [DC Sports Bog]