Wednesday Caps Clips: The Roster Is Set

Mathieu Perreault of the Washington Capitals celebrates after scoring in the second period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Verizon Center on September 26, 2011 in Washington, DC.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The final cuts have been made... [WashTimes (Whyno), DCEx (McNally), CSNW (Gormley), Frankovic, SB Nation DC, Hockey Independent (Scriven)]
  • ... as a few of the kids who couldn't crack the lineup here in D.C. will be able to get the ice time they need down in Hershey... [CI (Carrera), WashTimes (Whyno)]
  • ... and now is no time for the last couple of players who made the team (Mathieu Perreault especially) to rest on their laurels... [WashTimes (Whyno), DCEx (McNally), SB Nation DC (Vingan), Capitals Outsider]
  • ... a message which Bruce Boudreau may have been sending to another one of his younger players with yesterday's line combinations. [CW (Whyno), CI (Carrera)]
  • Alex Ovechkin is indeed expected back from Russia on Friday, well in advance of Saturday night's season opener. [CI (El-Bashir), WashTimes (Whyno)]
  • A bit more from out at Kettler. [Caps365 video (Kettler Report, Boudreau), CW (Whyno)]
  • The Caps and Pens will honor the victims of the Lokomotiv plane crash when they meet on October 13. [Puck Daddy, SB Nation DC, Capitals, Alex Ovetjkin]
  • "Where do you look at Ovechkin and say, 'Wow, he's really improved at that in five years?'" Getting product endorsements?  [CBC (Friedman)]
  • That said, some still think he's got it. [Puck Daddy]
  • And it's all about him anyway. [NBC (Duff)]
  • THN's Puck Panel takes a look at the Caps... [THN (video)]
  • ... as the same publication previews the Southeast Division in writing. [THN]
  • TSN lists its Top 50 NHLers, with a couple of Caps making the list. [TSN, TSN]
  • Hockey Night in Canada makes its playoff picks... [CBC.ca (video)]
  • ... and its award winners. [CBC.ca (video)]
  • An ESPN talking head predicts Boudreau won't last the season behind the Caps bench. [ESPN (Buccigross)]
  • Speaking of predictions, what to expect from Jeff Schultz this year (other than pure, unadulterated awesome). [Peerless, who also has his Dennis Wideman preview up.]
  • Get to know Troy Brouwer. [RMNB]
  • The Caps are rather stacked in net. [DSP]
  • CSN Washington has a new host for Capitals Postgame Live: Rob Carlin. [DC Sports Bog
  • Sticking with the guys who cover the team for a moment, an interview with John Walton. [RtR]
  • And if you've been pining for the return of Caps Red Line, pine no more. [Capitals]
  • Info on the Caps Fall Puck Surprise (which you probably shouldn't try saying ten times fast with children present). [DSP]
  • Graham Mink is back in Hershey for a third tour of duty. Talk about a chocoholic. [Rink Rebel]

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