Saturday Caps Clips

Photo: Chris Gordon, CapsSnaps.com Semyon Varlamov took his new league-measured goalie pads out for a test drive at Kettler on Friday. They appear to be working just fine.

Your savory Labor Day Saturday brunch links:

  • Japers' Rink Radio hits the interwaves today at 10am Eastern.  Pepper and Russell will be breaking down the Tampa Bay Lightning with Bolts beat reporter Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times, and then breaking down the Caps' rookie camp with the voice of the Capitals, Steve Kolbe. [JRR]
  • Ah yes, rookie camp, when a Flyersblogger's fancy lightly turn to thoughts of ... well, just hit the link. [Flyers Goal Scored By]
  • It's a long way from training camp to the start of the playoffs, and Mike Knuble is bringing his thousand-yard stare... [Caps Insider]
  • ...and a radio documentary crew. [mediachameleon]
  • The boys are back in town! [Caps Snaps]
  • Step aside, Wayne Gretzky.  First "The Goal," and now Alex Ovechkin may just be the greatest goal scorer ... evah. [Nitzy's Hockey Den via Greatest Hockey Legends]
  • We know the Russian Machine never very rarely breaks.  How many games should we expect next year? [Behind the Net]
  • Schwag. [Jumping the Glass]
  • Psst, Eric Fehr.  The hockey rink is :: points :: right over thataway. [@EricFehr16]
  • For the second consecutive year, the Hershey Bears will be raising a Calder Cup banner over freshly painted Calder Cup ice. [TheHersheyBears]
  • In anticipation of rookie camp, the South Carolina Stingrays have posted a whole bunch of player interviews.  Braden Holtby, Joe Finley, David deKastrozza, and Bruce Boudreau each take their turn in the Stingray spotlight. [SCStingrays YouTube channel]
  • New Stingrays/Hershey goaltender Jared DeMichiel can't hear you. What with the new ring and all. [Bling One, Bling Two - via @demike3316]
  • Swift Current captain Cody Eakin meets with the press for the first time with the C on his sweater. [Prairie Post]
  • Good times, good times.  DevCamp invite Cameron Burt discusses life as a Green Bay Gambler, what it's like to play in the Frozen Four, and the relative merits of the Ontario Provincial League. [USHL]
  • Крис Бурк gets a little face time with an English-language Russian teevee crew. [RussiaToday]
  • "No, Nyjer Morgan did not snap because he played hockey." [Buzzing the Net]
  • Finally, happy 58th birthday to former Caps bench boss Jim Schoenfeld.
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