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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Ovechkin is a mensch, Jaskin has more to give, Orpik sits out and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • As October comes to a close, a look back at the first month of the season for the reigning champs. [Dump ‘n Chase, FiCP]
  • Alex Ovechkin is a mensch, part 1: The Caps’ captain spent some time on the ice with the American Special Hockey Association yesterday. [NHL, Caps, WJLA, Caps Outsider]
  • Alex Ovechkin is a mensch, part 2: The mother of the young boy who received Ovi’s stick as the team took the ice is grateful for the moment that made her son’s day. [RMNB]
  • Blaine Forsythe has spent 13 years as part of the Caps’ organization, and 10 with the coaching staff - and he remains just as effective as ever. [NBCSW]
  • He’s starting to show progress, but Coach Reirden believes that Dmitrij Jaskin has more to give. [NBCSW]
  • News and notes from practice yesterday, including the absence of Brooks Orpik, who sat out with a lower-body injury. [Caps video (Reirden, Rinkside Update/Burakovsky), WaPo, NoVa Caps, RMNB]
  • Why Tom Wilson was right to appeal his 20-game suspension. [Puck Prose]
  • The Cup continued its tour through the Caps’ front office staff, this time with Director of Hockey Analytics Tim Barnes. [NoVa Caps]
  • A preseason injury has kept him out of action so far, but Travis Boyd is inching closer to a return. [NBCSW]
  • Ranking the NHL’s best lines. [ESPN]
  • Drafted in the first round by the Caps this past summer, prospect Alexander Alexeyev is lighting up the WHL with Red Deer. [THN]
  • T.J. Oshie reflects on the emotional impact of winning the Stanley Cup. [WaPo]