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Tuesday Caps Clips: Star Light, Star Bright

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Another Ovechkin accolade, scary moments at practice for Vrana and Oshie, Siegenthaler takes off and more.

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Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • Congrats to Alex Ovechkin, named the NHL’s First Star of the Week. [Rink, NHL]
  • Our own Jason Rogers went on the radio with our neighbors to the north to remind them about Ovi’s awesomesauce. [TSN (audio)]
  • “That ‘greatest ever’ argument is one that people have been making for years now, and the answer has always seemed to come out to a hedge along the lines of, ‘He might be, especially if he keeps it up.’ Well, he isn’t just keeping it up, he’s getting better. Can we just drop the qualifiers and say he’s already the best ever, right now?” [DGB in The Athletic]
  • Ovi may not catch Gretzky, but it prob’ly doesn’t even matter at this point. [THN]
  • The Rocket Richard, yes, but the Hart... maybe? Ovi’s second consecutive season of not being suck continues. [Fansided]
  • Related - Ovi can’t do it alone, and he and Nicklas Backstrom have been sensational together this season. [PHT]
  • The Week That Will Be. [Rink]
  • Everything’s going great for the Caps - until they go shorthanded. The penalty kill has been dreadful. [NBCSW, NoVa Caps]
  • Also we would like to request NO INJURIES for our players at practice. Fetch the bubblewrap please and thank you. [NBCSW]
  • The evolution of Tom Wilson. [NoVa Caps]
  • Jonas Siegenthaler got his second recall to the Caps in November, and he hasn’t looked back. [NHL]
  • Whither Andre Burakovsky? [WaPo, NBCSW]
  • Sorry, CBC, but no, Brad Marchand and his wayward tongue were not the biggest story of 2018. Ew. [CBC]
  • Finally, happy 67th birthday to Bernie Wolfe, happy 73rd to Jean Pronovost, and happy 46th to Jeff Nelson.
  • One more - the full team brought some holiday cheer to the kids at MedStar Georgetown, and it was adorbs. [RMNB, Caps Outsider, NoVa Caps, WTOP]