Monday Caps Clips: Slow News Day?

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Just because he's missed ten games and been suspended twice, don't count Alex Ovechkin out of the running for MVP. [WaPo]
  • Jose Theodore: Money Goaltender. [A Capital Offense]
  • Despite an up and down year (literally and figuratively), Karl Alzner is still HF's 26th-best prospect in the League. Michal Neuvirth places... 49th? Seems low. [Hockey's Future]
  • Was the trade that brought Joe Corvo to D.C. one of the three worst of the 2009-10 season? [The Hockey News]
  • Don Cherry praising AO less than one week after Mike Milbury did the same? These are strange days indeed. [Alex Ovetjkin]
  • "[O]ne of the best advertisements the NHL has had going for it since the lockout -- the Sidney Crosby-Alex Ovechkin rivalry -- has been tainted by the introduction of jingoism into the mix by outside forces who have sought to superimpose a Cold War environment into the equation, as if this were 1972 with cheers greeting Bobby Clarke for slashing Valeri Kharlamov across the ankle." Larry Brooks can be so money sometimes. [NY Post]
  • On an administrative note, if you haven't taken the time to fill out the SB Nation survey we posted a couple of days ago, please do now. Do it for the kids.
  • Speaking of blog administration, you may have noticed three new names on the site's masthead, as we've gone ahead and enlisted a trio of our finest commenters to help us with the thankless job of moderating. Now would be a good time to re-familiarize yourself with our community guidelines and re-dedicate yourself to helping us make this community as great as it can be.
  • Last housekeeping note: we've got some sweet shirts up in the Japers' Rink Store, with new ones coming soon. Check 'em out.
  • Per the HHoF, on this date back in 1975, "Washington Capitals fired head coach Red Sullivan. The next day General Manager Milt Schmidt took over as coach of the team." Amazingly, Sullivan had replaced Jimmy Anderson - who had compiled a 4-45-5 record behind the bench - and actually managed a lower points percentage than his predecessor, going 2-16-0 in his 18 games as Caps' head coach.
  • Finally, happy 33rd birthday to both Tom Poti and Joel Kwiatkowski (separated at birth?), and happy 45th to the late John Kordic.
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