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Friday Caps Clips: A Quiet Week

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Trade deadline needs, memories of Bondrs’s historic night, Ovechkin’s agelessness and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • News and notes from yesterday’s practice. [Caps video (Reirden, locker room), NoVa Caps]
  • A couple of top teams - including the Caps - could be in the market for a defenseman ahead of this year’s trade deadline. [NHL]
  • With the Leafs and Kings swinging a goalie-centric deal the other day, could other netminding dominoes fall soon, including a member of the Caps’ organization? [THN]
  • In honor of the Caps’ legend’s birthday, a look back at Peter Bondra’s five-goal outburst vs. the Lightning back in 1994. [NoVa Caps]
  • From one prolific scorer to another, a look at why Alex Ovechkin could be the most dominant 34-year-old NHLer of all time. [NBCSW]
  • Power rankings for the League and the best nicknames on each team. [ESPN]
  • Ranking the Caps’ top 20 prospects at the midseason(ish) mark. [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 26th birthday to Nathan Walker and Riley Barber, happy 50th to Denis Chasse, happy 48th to John Slaney, happy 52nd to Shawn Anderson and Peter Bondra, and happy 30th to Richard Panik.