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Thursday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The villain pool takes another cut, assessing whether the Caps’ netminding is Cup-worthy and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Special guest Dimitri Filipovic joins the pod to talk Caps and the NHL as a whole on the latest episode of Japers’ Rink Radio. [Rink]
  • Breaking down Alex Ovechkin’s goal-scoring prowess by month, starting with January. [Rink]
  • The final foul four is revealed in our Greatest Villain bracket... and tomorrow, only two will remain, so check back and cast your votes at noon! [Rink]
  • No lead is safe in today’s NHL, a fact that the Caps are well aware of - and have proven a number of times already this year. [AP]
  • A look at how the Caps appear to have (finally) figured out the forecheck of teams like Carolina and Columbus, Ovi’s next deal and more in this week’s mailbag. [NBCSW]
  • Handing out potential trade ratings for the entire organization as the deadline looms. [NoVa Caps]
  • Last week they slipped off the top spot in the Super 16... did a crazy pre-bye week performance help them back to #1? [NHL]
  • The Metro Division has once again emerged as one of the toughest in the NHL. Hooray... [NoVa Caps]
  • Do the Caps have the goaltending needed to win another Stanley Cup? [NBCSW]
  • Taking a look at what Brian MacLellan has on his to-do list this summer. [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 59th birthday to Timo Blomqvist, and happy 41st to Scott Hannan.