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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Leafs Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Hockey can be a cruel, cruel business sometimes.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Toronto Maple Leafs Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight’s tussle with the Leafs from Vogs, Peerless, NoVa Caps, Toronto Sun, and the Toronto Star, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Pension Plan Puppets for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • While initial reports had Dmitrij Jaskin heading to the waiver wire, things change quickly - and it shockingly ended up being playoff hero Devante Smith-Pelly. [Rink, WaPo, WashTimes, The Score, Sporting News, ESPN, AP, RMNB]
  • Could waiving DSP be a sign that a trade is on the way, and could it be with the Kings? [Nichols on Hockey, NBCSW, TSN, Puck Prose]
  • If this is the end of the line for the Caps and Smith-Pelly... thanks for everything, DSP. [NoVa Caps, FiCP]
  • The Caps stopped off at the Hockey Hall of Fame yesterday to add their Stanley Cup ring to the display. [Caps]
  • Count Alex Ovechkin as someone who hopes that’s not the last time the Caps get to do something like that. Make it happen, cap’n. [NHL]
  • Coach Reirden and hometown boy Tom Wilson talked yesterday about a chaotic morning and tonight’s game. [Caps video (Reirden, Rinkside Update/Wilson), NoVa Caps]
  • So what do the Caps need at the deadline? [NBCSW]
  • Sleep is very important for everyone, but especially for finely tuned athletes. [NBCSW]
  • Seven very cool things about Alex Ovechkin. [THW]