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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals Non-Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps hope to take advantage of this unexpected time off, the coaching staff has a new face and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • With three games postponed this week, the Caps suddenly have some unexpected free time - and they’re hoping to put it to good use. [WaPo]
  • Were you wondering why the Caps had no games postponed after players entered COVID protocol, while the Flyers did? Read on. [NBCSW]
  • Checking in with the team after yesterday’s practice. [Caps video (Laviolette, Eller, Sheary, Oshie)]
  • Rankings of power, plus one thing to love about every team in 2021. Yes, even the Caps’ hateful East Division opponents. [ESPN]
  • Now in Hershey, Connor McMichael has been learning on and off the ice from the Bears’ new captain, Matt Moulson. [NoVa Caps]
  • Zdeno Chara could end up being a great signing for the Caps. [S&S]
  • The Caps have added a new face to the coaching staff, but one that might be familiar to hockey fans (especially from the Caps-Sabres rivalry of the late ‘90s):
  • Philippe Maillet had the eyes of New Brunswick on him as the pride of the UNB REDS made his NHL debut over the weekend. [Independent Sports News]
  • The NHL has contracted Amazon to become their “Official Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning Infrastructure Provider” which... are words. [NHL]
  • Finally, happy 44th birthday to Dwayne Hay, happy 73rd to Lew Morrison, happy 36th to Mike Richards and raise a glass to the memory of Brian Kinsella, who would have been 67 today.