Monday Caps Clips: The Fork in the Road

OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 29: Henrik Sedin #33 of the Vancouver Canucks and Team Alfredsson skates with the puck against Dennis Wideman #6 of the Washington Capitals and Team Chara during the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game at Scotiabank Place on January 29, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Your savory breakfast links:

  • All-Star updates:
    • Dennis Wideman had an assist for the victorious Team Chara as they celebrated a 12-9 win over Team Alfredsson to close out the 2012 Tim Horton's NHL All-Star Weekend. [WashTimes, RMNB, Dump 'n' Chase]
    • "Hey mister, can I have your autograph?" [WashTimes]
    • Chris Bourque had an impressive 4-targets-in-six-shots run in the AHL All-Star Classic Caesar's Accuracy Shooting event, but overall the West proved the stronger crew and won the skills competition 18-10 over the East. The puck drops tonight at 7pm for the All-Star Game. [SHoE, Caps Outsider]
  • The All-Star break is over and hockey is back! The Caps should take the ice for practice at Kettler today at 2pm. [@SWhyno]
  • With thirty-four games left in the regular season, the Caps find themselves at a fork in the road. [WaPo]
    • The Week That Was, Volume 16 ... [Peerless]
    • ... and The Week That Will Be, Volume 17. [DSP]
    • The questions remain the same. [StC]
    • Three things to like about the first half. [Brooks LaichYear]
    • "In immediate danger of becoming the most harmless team in the NHL." Oh, and there's more. [RMNB]
    • The Cousins of the Round Table ordered in pizza and worked 'til dawn. [Peerless (One, Two, Three, Four)]
  • Looking ahead to the trade deadline ... [KOL (One, Two)]
  • ... but not really looking forward to the CBA expiration. [WashTimes]
  • If the 2006 Draft was re-picked today, would Claude Giroux be a Cap? And where would Nicklas Backstrom go? [ESPN ($)]
  • In which Matt Hendricks photobombs Karl Alzner's Panini Pinnacle card. [Caps Outsider]
  • Finally, wishing Chris Simon a very happy 40th birthday.

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