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Friday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Ducks Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps wrap up the California swing with a stop in Anaheim, setting expectations for the Stephenson trade return and more.

Washington Capitals v Anaheim Ducks Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Earlier this week the Caps sent Chandler Stephenson to Vegas for a fifth-round pick - so what might we expect from that return? Well... [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight’s battle with the Ducks from Vogs, Peerless, NoVa Caps, Field Level Media, NBCSW, and StarsandSticks, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Anaheim Calling for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • The Ducks aren’t looking for revenge on Garnet Hathaway after the spitting incident... no word yet on if the Caps will seek revenge for the blatant, dirty (and unpunished) sucker punch that preceded it. [OC Register]
  • The Caps were able to raise almost $115,000 through November’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiatives. [Caps]
  • Debating the League’s most exciting player. [NHL]
  • If it wasn’t clear before Evander Kane elbowed Radko Gudas and received just a fine, the NHL has a credibility problem when it comes to player safety. [StarsandSticks]
  • A few leftovers from Wednesday night’s win over the Kings. [Caps, NBCSW, OC Register, RMNB, StarsandSticks]
  • Making the case for a Norris Trophy for John Carlson... [Puck Prose]
  • ...and making the case for the fact that he may be in line for a different trophy. [WaPo]
  • Abusive coaches, team dentists, contracts for three of the team’s core players and more in the latest mailbag. [NBCSW]
  • Finally, happy 58th birthday to Chris Valentine and happy 33rd to Matt Niskanen.