Washington Capitals Daily Links: More Stars For Nicklas Backstrom, Evgeny Kuznetsov Continues Historic Pace

Through the first six games of the season, Evgeny Kuznetsov’s 11 assists leads the NHL. Kuznetsov became the first player to record 11 assists within a team’s first six games since Joe Thornton in the 2012-13 season. Here are all of the links from the day: 


Caps Today, 10/16/17 (Capitals)

Matt Niskanen injury prompts close look at prospects, could spark trade talk (Washington Post)

Lars Eller missed practice on Monday due to illness, questionable for game against Maple Leafs. (Washington Post)

Tracking the Caps Play Against Previous Seasons. (Japers Rink)

Caps’ Barry Trotz forced to change up defense lineups. (NBCS-W)

20 things D.C. sports fans should be really happy about, playoff success or not. (NBCS-W)

Caps 365 with John Walton (Capitals)

Rinkside update with Jakub Vrana and John Walton (Capitals)

Capitals ups and downs: week 1. (Japers Rink)

Bears rally late, fall 4-3 to Phantoms in overtime. (Hershey Bears)

Jonas Siegenthaler scores first goal in Bears OT loss (Photos) (NoVa Caps)

Washington Capitals: That Was The Week That Was – Week 2. (Peerless Prognosticator)

Nicklas Backstrom named Third Star of the week. (NoVa Caps)

Notes from Capitals’ Morning Practice: Line Changes Again. (NoVa Caps)

All of the morning links from Japers Rink are here.



Team Power Rankings – 10/16/17 (NoVa Caps)

Will Butcher continues to adjust to NHL, carving up the competition. (NHL)

NHL Rumors: Oilers, Canadiens, Predators and Rangers. (My NHL Trade Rumors)


Eddie Olczyk to return to broadcast booth for Blackhawks-Blues Rivalry Night showdown. (NBC Sports)

Karlsson to make season debut Tuesday vs. Canucks. (The Score)

Auston Matthews among this season’s early surprises. (ESPN)

Malcolm Subban Comes Away With First NHL Win in Golden Knights Debut. (Sports Illustrated)

NHL Ray Whitney brings new perspective to NHL Player Safety. (Fanrag)

Struggling Oilers place Draisaitl on injured reserve. (TSN)

The biggest surprises in the NHL so far. (NBC Sports)





About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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