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Wednesday Caps Clips: Stellar Eller

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Eller feels at home in DC, Carlson’s journey to elite status, the visitors’ showers leave teams cold and more.

NHL: NOV 03 Flames at Capitals Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • New Post beat writer Samantha Pell joins us for a chat about her new gig, on the latest episode of JRR. [Rink]
  • And be sure to read her latest, a look at John Carlson’s red-hot October and the journey he’s taken to become one of the NHL’s elite blueliner. [WaPo]
  • Hear from head coach Todd Reirden after yesterday’s practice. [Caps video]
  • After stints in St. Louis and Montreal, it’s in DC that Lars Eller has truly found a home. [Caps]
  • More on how Eller is focused on adjusting his skating to fit the Caps’ new, faster system. [NBCSW]
  • How the Caps stack up to the ~sigh~ Penguins and more in NHL.com’s weekly mailbag. [NHL]
  • There was a lot of pressure on Dmitry Orlov to step up his game this season - so how long of a leash does he have? [NoVa Caps]
  • Cap constraints and roster decisions sent Christian Djoos and Pheonix Copley to Hershey, but both are focused on getting back to the NHL ASAP. [NBCSW]
  • Ranking the Caps’ three stars of the last week. [StarsandSticks]
  • With Nic Dowd and Richard Panik nearing a return, the Caps are about to have some tough decisions to make. [NoVa Caps]
  • Five players due for a little scoring regression. [Yahoo Canada]
  • Turns out nobody likes the uncomfortable visitors’ locker room at Capital One Arena. And to that we say...... good. [ESPN]
  • Former Cap Mike Gartner is in the Hockey Hall of Fame - but should he be? [StarsandSticks]
  • Get to know scrappy new Cap Brendan Leipsic. [Caps Outsider]
  • Take one more look at the night the Caps, Nats and a lot of beer collided in a wonderful cacophony of champions. [Caps video, WaPo]
  • Finally, happy 61st birthday to Paul MacKinnon, happy 62nd to Rollie Boutin and Nelson Burton, and happy 41st to Keith Aucoin.