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Tuesday Caps Clips: Alex Ovechkin is Very, Very, Very, Very Good at Hockey

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: But seriously, how good is Alex Ovechkin? Investigating just how good this week’s Star of the Week is and more.

New Jersey Devils v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Our Bye Week Bracket is up to determine the most loathsome of all the NHL villains - check out yesterday’s results and stay tuned for Round 2 voting later today! [Rink]
  • Congrats to Alex Ovechkin, whose eight goals in three games was somehow good enough to earn Star of the Week honors. [Rink, Caps, NHL, WashTimes, NoVa Caps, RMNB]
  • Kidding, of course. He’s insanely good — and in case you don’t believe us, here’s a deep dive into just how insanely good he is. [Rink]
  • Five questions with the Caps’ head coach - and the Metro All-Star team’s bench boss - Todd Reirden. [NHL]
  • Evaluating the Caps’ recent signings... [NoVa Caps]
  • ...and looking ahead at what the Caps should do with some of their pending free agents. [StarsandSticks]
  • On Saturday, Ovechkin moved into the top ten all-time goal scorers; here’s a look at the nine guys he has to pass to reach #1. [THW]
  • Do the Caps have the offense to win another Cup? [NBCSW]
  • Ranking the top 10 rookie performances of the season so far. [NBC Sports]
  • Two different games in recent days have brought up the subject of the NHL’s point system, why it’s broken, and how to fix it. [ESPN, The Score]
  • An interesting look at the applications, and limitations, of Corsi. [The Sporting News]
  • Using another analytical tool, NHLe, to assess the Caps’ prospect pool. [NoVa Caps]
  • The Caps’ three stars of their pre-bye week. [StarsandSticks]
  • Happy 70th birthday to Ron Anderson.
  • And finally, if you’re looking for a new hockey playlist, the Caps have you covered as they’ve released the team’s goal songs: