Your savory breakfast links:
- Ups and downs from the final week of November await. [Rink]
- So what does the opening week of December hold for the Caps? Just plenty of California sunshine. Learn more in this week’s Snapshot. [Rink]
- Previews of tonight’s swim in the Shark Tank from Vogs, Peerless, and NoVa Caps, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Fear the Fin for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
- The salary cap crunch finally takes its toll, as the Caps send forward Chandler Stephenson to Vegas for a fifth-round pick. [Rink, Caps, WaPo, NoVa Caps, Caps Outsider, RMNB, LVRJ, Knights, Knights on Ice]
- News and notes from yesterday’s practice in San Jose. [Caps video (Reirden, Backstrom, Hagelin), NoVa Caps]
- Nicklas Backstrom knows where he wants to play after this season and he knows the Caps - so he handling his own contract negotiations. [WaPo]
- He may only be in his first pro season, but Caps’ defensive prospect Alex Alexeyev is playing beyond his years with the Bears. [WaPo]
- Who were last week’s three stars for the Caps? [StarsandSticks]
- Finally, happy 53rd birthday to Ken Lovsin.