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Tuesday Caps Clips: Star Power

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Evgeny Kuznetsov is honored, the Caps get back to work, Trotz talks and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Lots of "Ups" in this week's Ups and Downs... but it's not a clean sweep (unlike that Western Canadian road trip). [Rink]
  • The biggest "Up" of them all was Evgeny Kuznetsov, who was named the League's First Star of the Week yesterday. [CapitalsRinkWaPoCSNMATHW]
  • And you can get in on the Kuznetsov action by simply donating a pint of your blood. [Capitals]
  • News and notes from back-to-work day out at Kettler:
  • So far, so good, Caps. [CSNMARMNBStars and Sticks]
  • Barry Trotz chatted with the gents on Sportsnet's Hockey Central yesterday... [KK]
  • ... and answered five more questions for []
  • Is this the year? [The Sports Quotient]
  • Could old-friend-turned-mortal-enemy Eric Fehr make his season debut tomorrow night against the Caps? (Spoiler alert: no!) [Post-Gazette]
  • Madison Bowey is Hockey's Future's 47th-ranked prospect. [HF]
  • In other prospect news, Brian Pinho is doing things. [SBN College Hockey]
  • Bears President and GM Doug Yingst is retiring at year's end, but that's still a ways off. [Patriot-News]
  • "Pierre Garçon" could easily be the name of a prospect buried in the Habs' system, but you know better... but did you know he's reppin' the Caps on NFL Network? #dcrising [WaPoCSNMA]
  • Finally, very happy 57th birthday wishes to Caps GM Brian MacLellan.