Tuesday Caps Clips: Arbitration Day for Jurcina

via the shoebox next to my desk

Your savory breakfast links:

  • It's arbitration day for Milan Jurcina, and his agent reminds us that it's "Bad business for teams to perform character assassination on one of it's assets" and that a "Hearing should be business like and professional. Team should argue stridently in advocating position but avoid low blows." [@walsha]
  • Low blows? Guess he wouldn't be fond of my "to call Jurcina one-dimensional would mislead the reader by implying there is an area of his game that is particularly strong" line. [Our mock Jurcina arbitration]
  • Place your bets as to Jurcina's award in the comments and win the adoration of your fellow Rink Rats when you nail it (we'll know by August 6).
  • Waste away your day designing a third jersey for the Caps (and posting it in the comments). Or, for you real sycophants creative readers, a Rink jersey would be suh-weet. [Puck Daddy]
  • History lesson: Guy Charron, the Caps' first free agent acquisition. [Capitals.com]
  • Might the Caps go with a tandem of Simeon Varlamov and Michal Neuvirth in 2010-11? Let's get through this season first, shall we? [The Hockey News]
  • Alex Ovechkin and a sheep (that's enough of a tease to get you to click through). [Alex Ovetjkin]
  • A couple of great shots (both pictures and commentary) from the Dave Fay Memorial game. [Tic Tac Toe Hockey]
  • Team Canada is probably looking at six defensemen for three available spots: Mike Green, Dion Phaneuf, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, Brent Burns and Dan Boyle. Gimme Green, Keith and Boyle. [Globe and Mail]
  • If you're interested in the future of hockey journalism, there's a great roundtable read over at SB Nation's Stars blog. [Defending Big D]
  • Finally, random depressing stat time - here's a list of the top ten Caps skaters with the most games played for the team all-time with eight or fewer goals scored:
    Player Games Played Goals
    Shaone Morrisonn 309 8
    Timo Blomqvist 223 4
    Steve Eminger 212 6
    Milan Jurcina 184 6
    Jeff Schultz 174 6
    Dmitri Mironov 155 8
    Bryan Watson 155 4
    Paul MacKinnon 147 5
    John Erskine 132 3
    Mike Lalor 132 6

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