Saturday Caps Clips: Cats @ Caps Game Day

WASHINGTON DC - DECEMBER 09: John Erskine #4 of the Washington Capitals checks Marty Reasoner #19 of the Florida Panthers at the Verizon Center on December 9 2010 in Washington DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Your savory Saturday brunch links:

  • Japers' Rink Radio hits the interwaves today at 10am.  Pepper and Russell will wrap up the Winter Classic and look ahead to the second half of the season. [JRR]
  • Japers' Rink Radio will return next week - stay tuned!
  • Previews of tonight's fling with Florida from Vogs, NHL.com (Hunter), Peerless, SB Nation DC, WC2010, and KoL, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partner Litter Box Cats for more coverage from the other side of tonight's match up.
  • Notes and assorted whatnot from yesterday's practice. [Caps365 (video), CI, DCEx, Caps 'Round the Clock, Alex Ovetjkin]
  • The lines, they are a'changin'. [CI, WaPo (Carrera), RMNB, Dump-n-Chase]
  • Confident Marcus Johansson gains confidence. [CI]
  • Ovi's 'mates reflect on the first year of his captaincy. [CSN Washington]
  • Should the Caps be taking it a little slower with AO? [Inside Hockey]
  • Wrapping up HBO's 24/7: The Road to the Winter Classic:
    • GMGM: "Maybe the most fun I've ever had in my hockey life." [NHL.com]
    • Let's do this again. Pretty please? [ESPN (Burnside)]
    • Icy stares = lots of eyeballs and record ratings. [Boston Globe]
    • Was Bruce Boudreau really an "unlikely" star?  Not too sure about that. [NESN.com]
    • A Classic series. [Leone]
    • Kentwood, MI is busting-buttons proud of native son Mike Knuble.  [mlive]
    • Manitoba can't get enough Eric Fehr. [Winnipeg Sun]
    • All about Andrew Gordon 's almost-moment on the Winter Classic stage. [Ibid.]
    • HBO provided us with a few behind-the-scenes pix. [Facebook]
    • Don't forget the old(er) guys!  Alan May was mic'd up at the Alumni Game. [RMNB]
    • But if you missed one or all of the episodes, you're in luck.  They will air back-to-back-to-back today at 1:30. [Caps News Network]
  • Oh noes!  The Hershey Bears are Embroiled in Controversy™!  From a bad hit? (No.)  How 'bout a bad call? (Nope.)  A pair of patches on a sweater they wore at home for exactly one game?  Way back in October? (Oy.)  [Winnipeg Sun, Bangin Panger, Icethetics, PHT, RtR]
  • No matter, Lawless.  The Bears will beat you anyway. [SHoE]
  • Caps' 2007 seventh-round pick Andrew Glass has been dismissed from the BU hockey team. [Globe]
  • In former Bears news, congratulations are in order for Bryan Helmer.  He signed a PTO with the Oklahoma City Barons and played in his first game yesterday against Peoria. [TheAHL.com]
  • Finally, happy birthday to The Boss - we know what you'll be wishing for when you blow out the candles.

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