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Tuesday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Canucks Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Welcome home, Beags!

NHL: Vancouver Canucks at Washington Capitals Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • A look at the week ahead for the Caps as the homestand continues. [Rink]
  • Chatting with Caps’ prospect and 2018 draftee Martin Fehervary. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight’s visit with the Canucks from Vogs, Peerless, and NoVa Caps, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at ‘Nucks Misconduct for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • The Caps sure do miss their old buddy Jay Beagle - both in the faceoff circle and in the locker room. [WashTimes]
  • They’re not the only ones who miss him. *sniff* [NoVa Caps]
  • The Caps have inked backup goalie Pheonix Copley to a three-year, $3.3M extension. [Rink, Caps, WaPo, NBCSW, WashTimes, AP, NoVa Caps, Caps Outsider, RMNB]
  • GM Brian MacLellan spoke with the media yesterday about the state of the team, the Copley signing, and some struggling players. [Caps, NHL, NBCSW]
  • As the deadline draws closer, one thing on top of MacLellan’s shopping list should be an upgrade to the blueline. [NBC Sports]
  • How much blame for the Caps’ recent swoon lies with their rookie head coach - and will he be able to pull them out of it? [WaPo]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s practice, including updates on Lars Eller. [Caps video (Caps365, Reirden, Copley), NoVa Caps]
  • A few leftovers from Sunday’s loss to the Bruins. [Caps, NBCSW, RMNB]
  • Members of the UAE Women’s hockey team were back in town and helping host a clinic for the American Special Hockey Association. [Caps]
  • In a wealthy city with wealthy teams, Fort DuPont Ice Arena deserves not only more attention but more of a helping hand. [WaPo]
  • Thankfully it looks like an agreement has been reached to give the rink back some of the funding promised for renovations: