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Friday Caps Clips: Dealing with the Devils

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Vrana powers the Caps to a sleepy win, Caps sign a trio and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Reviewing the trade deadline. [Japers' Rink Radio, NHL Chalk Talk, WaPo]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's thrilling win from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, locker room), NHL, AP, WaPo, CSNMA, Frankovic, NoVa Caps, RMNB, Fire and Ice, NJ.com, and All About the Jersey.
  • Jakub Vrana picked up the lone goal of the night on the power play, and is feeling more relaxed in general now that he's back with the team. [WaPo]
  • Yesterday the Caps added to their official organizational depth by inking 2016 draft pick Lucas Johansen, Colby Williams and Alaska-Anchorage forward Mason Mitchell to entry-level contracts. [SBN College Hockey, WaPo, CSNMA, NoVa Caps]
  • Elliotte Friedman talks about how the Caps' deal for Kevin Shattenkirk came about, those crazy conditional pick conditions and more in 30 Thoughts. [Sportsnet]
  • Shattenkirk is actually the perfect fit for a team like the Caps. [Power Play Insiders]
  • Checking in with coach and crew at yesterday's pregame skate, including an injury update. [Monumental video (Trotz, Wilson), CSNMA]
  • The silver lining of T.J. Oshie's recent injury is that it's given the Caps a chance to experiment. The latest? Top-line Tom Wilson. [WaPo]
  • The Caps probably know that they're among the favorites to win it all this year... but their coach has a warning for them before they get too cocky and relaxed. [CSNMA]
  • An article flush with facts about the new guy's Twitter handle. [WaPo]
  • The prospect pool looks a little bit different after the trade deadline. [CSNMA]
  • Finally, happy 54th birthday to Kelly Miller, and happy 33rd to Alexander Semin.