Wednesday Caps Clips: Goalies Galore

via the shoebox next to my desk

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Today's must-read looks at the past, present and future of homegrown Caps goalies. Only four netminders drafted by the team (Peter Sidorkiewicz, Olie Kolzig, Byron Dafoe and Jim Carey) would go on to play 100 NHL games, and, as we've noted before, Semyon Varlamov and Michal Neuvirth are 9th and 11th, respectively, in regular season NHL appearances by a Caps-drafted goalies. Oy. []
  • At the other end of the spectrum from "must-read" is Allan Muir on his 11th-ranked Caps (spoiler alert: no crease-clearing D = oh noes!!1!1!). []
  • Whereas Muir has the Caps at 5th in the Eastern Conference, they're either first or second at THN. [The Hockey News]
  • I guess it's fair to leave Mike Knuble off the list of top players over 35-years-old (though he did tie for the lead in goals among these "old-timers" last season), but leaving Ray Whitney and Daniel Alfredsson out of your top eight forwards is indefensible. Oh, and Michael Nylander didn't make the list either. []
  • Dmitri Orlov blows up Alexander Svitov. [ via Caps Message Board]
  • Stefan Della Rovere's looking to follow up a "spine-tingling" 2008-09 with a bit more consistency over the full season in Barrie. [Barrie Advance]
  • Craig Laughlin's (undrafted) son Kyle, has signed with the Reading Royals, where his name will apparently be pronounced "LOFF lin." []
  • It's red-on-red, and it's a mystery (though I'll suggest "1992 All-Star Game Superskills" as a likely partial answer). [Strange But True]
  • Lurker or active commentor, there's something for everyone in this link. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • On this date back in 1998, the Caps traded center Jeff Nelson (who's still at it, btw) to Nashville for future considerations, thus providing us with an image for today's post.
  • Finally, Happy 44th Birthday to David A. Jensen, whom the Caps acquired from Hartford in exchange for Sidorkiewicz (two Peter Sidorkiewicz references in one post?!) and... Dean Evason. Not a good trade.

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