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Friday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Blue Jackets Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps host the Jackets in their first game back from break, the decade wraps continue and more.

NHL: DEC 09 Blue Jackets at Capitals

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Counting down the ten biggest Caps’ goals of the decade, including a couple that took them to hockey’s holy grail. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight’s game against the Blue Jackets from Vogs, NBCSW, FLM, NoVa Caps, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at The Cannon for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • CBJ is the only team to have defeated the Caps twice this season... have they figured out a blueprint on how to beat the NHL’s best team? That and more in the mailbag. [NBCSW]
  • As Tom Wilson continues to change his approach to the game, the reputation he’s cultivated over the years has proven tough to shake. [WaPo]
  • A decade ago, a young defenseman named John Carlson scored a goal that cemented his status as an American hockey legend. Get the story from the guys who were there. [ESPN]
  • Diving into some of the top goalie stories of 2019. [NHL]
  • Looking ahead to how the Caps should approach the potentially turbulent 2020 offseason. [NoVa Caps]
  • Caps’ prospect Connor McMichael got his WJC experience off to a good start, scoring Canada’s first goal of the tournament en route to a 6-4 win over Team USA. [NBCSW]
  • The Caps’ Czech and Slovakian contingents all have connections that go back years before they donned the red, white and blue. [NoVa Caps]
  • Another attempt at the Caps’ all-decade roster. [StarsandSticks]
  • Looking at the most significant trades around the NHL over the last decade (and yes, That Trade makes the cut). [PHT]
  • The five best Stanley Cup champs of 2018 (although in our minds, there’s obviously one that is far superior to the rest). [LWoS]
  • Through all the ups and downs, there’s still no question that the 2010s were the best decade in Caps’ franchise history. [NBCSW]
  • So what does the next decade - and the impending end to the Alex Ovechkin era - hold for the Caps? [NBCSW]
  • He’s bounced around the League quite a bit, but Brendan Leipsic appears to have finally made a home for himself on the Caps’ fourth line. [NoVa Caps]