Sunday Bears Clips: The Puck Drops Here

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The Hershey Bears dropped their season opener, Ovi weighs in, and Poland can't get enough Wojtek Wolski. But really, who can?

Your savory breakfast links:

● Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's season opening 4-3 loss to the Bolts' new affiliate Syracuse Crunch. [Glove and Blogger, Patriot-News, Syracuse.com (photos), Raw Charge, Bolts Prospects, Gamesheet]

● Oh hai there Head Coach Adam Oates. And Assistant Coach Calle Johansson. [As noted on Game Summary]

● Related. [Two-Line-Pass]

Stanislav Galiev chatted up John Walton prior to the game. [Caps OT (video)]

● The Bears have themselves a brand new new blogger - radio man Scott Stuccio. Welcome Scott! [Stucc's Glove and Blogger]

● Down a level, the Caps' new ECHL affiliate Reading Royals have opened their season 0-2. [Royals @ Jackals, Titans @ Royals]

● Lockout hockey links:

● Last night the Caps fought Ottawa to a draw but couldn't close it in the Gimmick as the Senators took home the (simulated) 3-2 shootout win. [Peerless]

Alex Ovechkin is lean, mean, and his team is nearly undefeated since he put on the big blue-and-white "D". Also, Maria is in town. [Alex Ovetjkin, RMNB]

Brooks Laich had a two-goal one-assist game for the Kloten Flyers, bringing him to five goals and five assists on the season, and tied for fourth overall on the Swiss-A points leaderboard. Well-balanced Brooks. [National League (link in German)]

Wojtek Wolski is scheduled to arrive in Sanok today, and Poland is pumped. For those keeping track at home, he'll be wearing number 16. [sport.pl, gwizdek.pl $]

● A two-goal night helped Joey Crabb power the ECHL Alaska Aces to a win. [ADN.com]

● Finally, in which the Nats join the Caps on the Pain Train. [DCEx]

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