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Thursday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Kuzy took the Cup to Chelyabinsk, parsing the bottom pairing, Old Man Ovi and more.

2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Five Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Your savory late-night snack of champions links:

  • Welcome back, Mt. Puckmore. The usual suspects remain the usual suspects, but there’s a bit of a dogfight in the “just missed the cut” poll. [ESPN]
  • Related - It is long past time for Peter Bondra’s number to be retired. [DC Puck Drop]
  • So. What will be the team’s primary third defensive pairing? [NBCSW]
  • Oh hai there perpetual discussion of the inevitable decline of old man Alex Ovechkin. [NoVa Caps]
  • Line combos! Get yer line combos here! [FanSided]
  • Dear Mitchell Gibson, 2018 4th-round draft pick of the Washington Capitals - you’re doing it wrong. [CBS Philadelphia]
  • Crystal ballin’ the Atlantic Division. [NoVa Caps]
  • Caps’ first-rounder Alex Alexeyev is in the best shape of his life.

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  • It’s a #TBT two-fer - Peerless brings the tales of two men who skated only once in a Capitals sweater. [Chris Ferraro, Barrie Moore]
  • Finally, a bonus retro post. Exactly one year ago Cheerless was gazing gloomily at a glass that was half empty. Oh, bother. [Rink]