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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Grading Backstrom and Panik’s seasons, looking back on a pivotal Thanksgiving, offseason surprises and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Handing out some grades for the 2019-20 season for Nicklas Backstrom and Richard Panik. [S&S (Backstrom, Panik)]
  • It’s been a pretty surprising offseason so far, including an unexpected retirement. [The Score]
  • Jaromir Jagr believes that Alex Ovechkin can still catch Wayne Gretzky. Might be the only good thing Jagr’s ever said. [NHL]
  • Have we seen the best that John Carlson has to offer? [S&S]
  • They had Alex Ovechkin. They had Nicklas Backstrom. But until a fateful Thanksgiving 13 years ago, the Caps had yet to really become the Caps. [THW]
  • Sticking with the nostalgia beat, remember the first time Alex Ovechkin and Henrik Lundqvist faced off in the postseason? [NBCSW]