Saturday Caps Clips

Dennis Wideman and Marcus Johansson of the Washington Capitals celebrate a goal by Johansson against the Philadelphia Flyers on March 22, 2011 in Philadelphia.

Your savory Saturday brunch links:

  • Alex Ovechkin addresses the comments of Matt Bradley and David Steckel. The Captain is not feeling the respect.  [ESPN (Burnside), Alex Ovetjkin]
  • "I lost a lot of friends this summer." He is also feeling the weight of the tragedies back in Russia. [Globe & Mail (Blair)]
  • Speaking of which, Evgeny Kuznetsov and his Traktor Chelyabinsk teammates participated in a memorial ceremony. [HC Traktor]
  • More Ovi:
    • He sat down (sans slouch) for another chat with Mike Vogel. [Caps365 video via Alex Ovetjkin]
    • His time is money. [NBC Washington]
    • Chicks dig the long puck. [Puck Daddy]
    • Nice ride, Mr. Big. AO's latest ad for Cadbury. [RMNB]
    • And, as always, it's good to be Alex Ovechkin. [Alex Ovetjkin]
  • Karl Alzner returned to Kettler ice with a new diet, a new workout regimen and a story of two herniated disks... [CI (Carrera)]
  • Then Dennis Wideman returned with a huge smile and a knee-to-hip scar on his thigh... [CI (Carrera)]
  • ...plus he is excited that Tomas Vokoun will be his teammate once again... [CI (Carrera)]
  • ...and here's a look at how Wideman's 2011-2012 season might go. [Rock the Red]
  • Hmm. #fancystats say that when Alexander Semin is producing, his penalties go down, and when he's struggling, the PIMs pile up.  Go figure.  [Red Line Station]
  • Step up or ship out ... Jeff Schultz. [Caps Examiner (Hoffman)]
  • Have we reached the end of the Trap Era in DC? [CSN Washington (Gormley)]
  • In which our colleagues at Mile High Hockey talk draft picks and Semyon Varlamov. [MHH]
  • Former Cap Steve Konowalchuk is settling into his new role as coach of the WHL's Seattle Thunderbirds and is wrestling with the role of fighting in hockey. [Seattle Times (Kelley)]
  • Mike Vogel looks back at the grimmest training camp opening day ever... [Dump-n-Chase]
  • ...while Caps Director of Amateur Scouting Ross Mahoney reflects on the loss of two of the scouting brotherhood. [Regina Leader-Post (Vanstone)]
  • A reminder: Matt Hendricks and Jeff Schultz will be special guest captains at the INOVA Blood Donor Services charity hockey game today at Kettler. Puck drops at 4pm and EB & Cakes from the Junkies will be hosting.  [Charity Hockey Classic]
  • Japers' Rink Radio hits the interwaves on Monday at 9pm.  Pepper and Russell welcome Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press to the studio. [JRR]
  • Finally, happy 29th birthday to Staffan Kronwall.

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