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Tuesday Caps Clips: Is It November Yet?

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The October schedule is complete, sports books are coming to hockey, Burky is working on the quirky and more.

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Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • A look ahead to the week that will be, all two games of it. [Rink]
  • Ten games into the season, here’s six things we now know about this Capitals team. [NBCSW]
  • Andre Burakovsky has been working hard off the ice to get his head right on the ice. [WaPo]
  • Jakub Vrana is making his time on the top line count. [NBCSW]
  • Didja feel that tectonic shift? Sports betting is coming to hockey, as Gary Bettman (!) announced that the League has formally entered into a multiyear agreement with MGM Resorts, the “Official Gaming Partner and Resort Destination” of the NHL:
  • Explainer. [NBCSW (and again)]
  • The collaboration between the NHL and MGM includes (non-exclusive) access to a host of next-generation stats, which could create whole new classes of haves and have-nots in the hockey analytics community. [NoVa Caps]
  • Oh hai there, quietly excellent season-having John Carlson. [Caps Outsider]
  • Caps scout Terry Richardson had his Day with the Stanley Cup. [NoVa Caps]
  • The gents who started The Sports Capitol have ended The Sports Capitol, on account they all just got hired by NBCSW. Welcome back to the Caps beat, Brian McNally! [WaPo]
  • Caps prospects in the news:
  • Defenseman and first-rounddraft pick Alex Alexeyev was named WHL Player of the Week... [NoVa Caps]
  • ... and forward Riley Sutter will represent the WHL in the CIBC Canada Russia Series. The WHL portion of the series will be played November 5th & 6th. [WHL]
  • Finally, happy 41st birthday to Ivan Ciernik, happy 35th to Sean Collins, happy 51st to Pat Elynuik, happy 66th to Ron Lalonde, and happy 34th to Tyson Strachan.