Wednesday Caps Clips: Caps @ Sabres Game Day

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's game against the Sabres from Vogs, Peerless, RtR, CSN Washington and NHL.com, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partner Die By The Blade for coverage from the other side of tonight's match up.
  • To refresh your memory, this is the fourth and final regular season meeting between the Caps and Sabres, with the Caps sandwiching a 3-0 loss between 2-0 and 5-2 wins.
  • Today, of course, is trade deadline day (and 3:00 Eastern is the witching hour). Here are some general thoughts on what might be in store for the Caps.[Japers' Rink, Dump n' Chase, WaPo, Ed Frankovic, CSN Washington, RMNB, DisGraceland]
  • More specifically, the Caps "may be looking at Steve Staios." No thanks. [Edmonton Journal]
  • Brooks Laich on the deadline: "Sometimes the best move is trading an aging franchise cornerstone for a former sixth-round pick with two-thirds of an AHL season under his belt." No, he didn't actually say that. But it'd be a lot cooler if he did. [NHL.com]
  • Eric Fehr is now video-blogging (or "vlogging," as the cool kids call it), which looks eerily similar to Eric Fehr being interviewed with the questions being edited out. [CSNwashington]
  • Fehr's also a wee bit antsy about today's deadline. [CI]
  • Now that Nyjer Morgan has weighed in on the matter, can we stop the "Alex vs. Sid" debate once and for all? No? Well, it was worth a try. [Big League Stew, D.C. Sports Bog]
  • Unsurprisingly, a couple of spot-on points regarding Alex Ovechkin's Olympics from Elliotte Friedman. [CBCSports]
  • AO is on pace for 122 points (which would be the League's third-highest post-lockout total and more than you-know-who or you-know-who's-pal have ever had in a season; Ovi does currently have the highest single-season points per game since 2000-01). [Capitals Outsider]
  • It's not often (read: ever) that I get to link to KSK, so it's with great pleasure that I do today. [KSK]
  • Dare we go with another couple of Wilbon links? We dare. [D.C. Landing Strip, Hockey Independent]
  • If there was a 2010 All-Star Game and the fans voted (and didn't rig the damn thing like they did last year), three Caps would be on the Eastern Conference roster. Maybe. [NHL.com]
  • The Bears are good. Perhaps historically good. [Patriot-News]
  • As mentioned previously, they still love Bruce Boudreau up in Chocolatetown. [Corey Masisak]
  • If the Warren Commission reconvened to study the AO camera incident (Cameragate?), this would be the result. [Alex Ovetjkin]
  • The Caps sit atop SI's post-Olympic power rankings. [SI]
  • Cody Eakin potted his 44th and 45th goals of the year (good for third in the WHL) last night in his 65th game of the season. [NHL.com]
  • Thanks again to Mick Kern for having me on The War Room yesterday. Here's the link, in case you missed it (and care to listen). [XM Home Ice (.mp3)]
  • On this date in 2004, the Caps traded Sergei Gonchar to Boston for Shaone Morrisonn and the B's first and second round picks in that summer's draft (which the Caps used on Jeff Schultz and Mikhail Yunkov, respectively).
  • Per the HHoF, on this date back in 1996, "Caps' goalie Jim Carey recorded his second shutout in two days with a 3-0 win over the visiting Flyers. It was the 10th shutout of Carey's career, and the 6th of the season, breaking the team record of five shutouts set by Don Beaupre in 1990-91."
  • Finally, happy 26th birthday to Alexander Semin and happy 47th to Kelly Miller.

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