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Tuesday Caps Clips: Boxing Day Bonanza

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Holiday wishes, end-of-year wrap-ups and more post-Christmas snippets.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Firmly ensconced as Braden Holtby’s backup for now, Philipp Grubauer knows that his best shot at a starter’s role likely lies outside of DC. [WaPo]
  • Checking in on goalie prospect Ilya Samsonov. [NoVa Caps]
  • Interested in taking in a game in the NHL’s newest city? Read up on the experience after one fan’s recent visit to Vegas. [FiCP]
  • Lots of Caps’ representation on a list of key numbers for 2017 in the NHL. [NHL]
  • And a few make an appearance on the 20 best players of calendar year 2017. [PHT]
  • Even a few popping up on the best moments of the year. [PHT]
  • Looking ahead to next year, here’s a look at some key players to follow in 2018... [NHL]
  • ...and in the short term, 10 things to watch for before next month’s All-Star break. [NHL]
  • On the rotating crew of Caps’ locker-room DJs, Tom Wilson earns top marks from his teammates. [Sporting News]
  • Finally, happy 28th birthday to Tomas Kundratek and happy 30th birthday to Oskar Osala.