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Thursday Caps Clips: The New Kid in Town

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The other new guy skates with the team and meets with the media, making really depressing observations about a precious Swede and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • If you can get past the depressing, heartbreaking nature of the content, this piece on Nicklas Backstrom has some interesting observations. (But seriously, read it.) [Rink]
  • Speaking of... Saturday night the Caps will celebrate Nicklas Backstrom’s 1000th point with a special pre-game ceremony (and squishy apples!). [Caps]
  • Johan Larsson, the Caps’ non-repeat acquisition of deadline day, arrived at MedStar yesterday and skated in a non-contact jersey with his new squad. [Caps video, WaPo]
  • Checking in with some of Larsson’s new teammates and coach after yesterday’s practice. [Caps video (Laviolette, Jensen)]
  • Laviolette is keeping a good thought for Carl Hagelin (as we all are) with another surgery on his eye ahead. Heal up soon, Hags, we’re with you. [NBCSW]
  • The Caps were one of a few recent champs to add some pieces ahead of Monday’s trade deadline, as they attempt to make another Cup run. [AP]
  • Is one of the Caps’ potential first-round matchups one of the better ones we could see when the playoffs get underway? I’d certainly get the popcorn. [PHT]
  • A few leftovers from Tuesday’s bummer of a game against the Blues. [Caps, S&S, RMNB]
  • Finally, happy 67th birthday to Doug Jarvis!