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Monday’s Caps Clips

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A plan is in place for the upcoming season and the playoffs, the Caps still have items on their offseason to-do list and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The NHL and NHLPA have finalized their agreement and the season will officially start on January 13. [Rink, Caps, NHL (and again), WashTimes]
  • Breaking down some of the key dates for the upcoming calendar and what they mean for the Caps. [NBCSW]
  • The Caps will face foes both new and familiar in the East Division - and will do so exclusively, with the season consisting of only intradivision games. [NHL]
  • Between that familiarity breeding contempt and the condensed schedule, the season is likely to get a playoff feel very quickly. [NHL]
  • The season may be just around the corner, but the Caps still have a few things to check off of their to-do list. [NBCSW]
  • Looks like the Caps will need to pick up another goalie at some point. [NoVa Caps]
  • Early expectations for the Caps’ captain, who will begin his 15th season this January. [S&S]
  • Get a quick primer on each of the East Division teams (from the Pitt perspective). [Pensburgh]
  • Happy 42nd birthday to Petr Sykora.
  • Finally... we’re all sending you best wishes for a speedy recovery, Henrik: