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Saturday Caps Clips: California Love

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Left-coast livin’.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • A few leftovers from Thursday night’s big win in San Jose. [Caps, RMNB, FiCP, Fear the Fin, NBCS Bay, SF Chronicle]
  • Tom Wilson picked up an empty-netter to cap off the win, setting a new career high for himself - and further showing how much he’s evolved as a player. [NoVa Caps]
  • It’s no secret that the Orlov-Niskanen pairing has struggled so far this season, but they could be finding their way again. [WaPo]
  • Find out everything you need to know about the trade deadline. [NoVa Caps]
  • Making the case for and against adding some depth to the blueline. [NBCSW]
  • Forget defense - the Caps may be sniffing around for some depth up front, namely a third-line scoring winger. [TFP]
  • As this year’s trade deadline draws closer, a look back at - and an assessment of - Brian MacLellan’s past deadline moves. [NBCSW]
  • A look at what each of the 31 teams are best at. [THN]
  • Many of the Caps sport plenty of ink (including some new tattoos dating back to weekend in early June) - and for them, the momentary pain is worth the memories. [TCP]
  • Finally, happy 43rd birthday to Colin Forbes, and raise a glass in memory of Paul Nicholson, who would have been 65 today.