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Wednesday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The bracket of villainy continues, tossing Samsonov’s hat into the Calder Trophy ring and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Continuing our bracket to find the biggest villain - so who made it through the not-so-sweet 16 to the evil eight? Check it out (and don’t forget to vote later today)! [Rink]
  • More on why Alex Ovechkin is, statistically speaking, the greatest goal-scorer of all time. [NoVa Caps]
  • Do the Caps have the defense to win another Cup? [NBCSW]
  • It’s time to start talking about Ilya Samsonov being in the Calder Trophy race. [StarsandSticks]
  • The Caps have an international roster stocked with plenty of players from Europe - so what’s it like adjusting to life thousands of miles away from home? [NBCSW]
  • An interesting exploration of the world of endorsements and how hockey players choose what sponsors to take on. [The Score]
  • A look back at the first half of the Caps’ historic 14-game winning streak, a decade later. [NoVa Caps]
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov has a passion for gaming and channeled that into an NHL20 matchup against one of the best gamers in the world... which Kuznetsov lost. Badly. [WaPo]