Diplomacy, Hendy-style. - Elsa
Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Today we catch up with our wide-ranging flock; both here and abroad.
Your savory breakfast links:
- Spanning the globe in search of the constant variety of locked-out hockey players:
- Last known location of USO Ambassador Matt Hendricks - Transit Center Manas, Kyrgyzstan. [@MattHendy26 (here, here, and here)]
- Team Russia and Alex Ovechkin's assist just finished pwning the Czech Republic, next stop Finland. [RMNB, Alex Ovetjkin]
- Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson went pointless in a 4-1 Sweden victory over the Finns and will take on the Czechs today. [st.nu]
- Jason Chimera, John Carlson and Jay Beagle are keeping on keeping on at Kettler. [CSNW]
- With no CBA resolution in sight, Michal Neuvirth has signed a contract extension with HC Sparta Praha. His previous contract expired with the team's last game prior to the Channel One Cup break. Sez Neuvy, "If I talk about Extraleague, Sparta is my number one club and I am very happy that I can continue here. I firmly believe that my performances help to continue the series of successful results." [HC Sparta Praha]
- Roman Hamrlik is training in Montreal. [25Stanley]
- Wojtek Wolski has returned from Ye Olde Countrie and is working out once again in the GTA. [@WojtekWolski86]
- Stanislav Galiev is in Reading PA, savoring his first pro hat trick. [@galixon_97]
- Sergey Kostenko is also in Reading PA, savoring his first gig as a North American backup goaltender - on account of Brandon Anderson leaving the team for an unknown amount of time for personal/family reasons. [Caps Outsider]
- And prospect forward Riley Barber is on his way to Tarrytown, New York, for the start of Team USA's U20 selection camp. Twenty-three of the twenty-seven prospects reporting to camp will leave for Helsinki on Tuesday. [United States of Hockey, Hometown Life]
- Finally, happy 35th birthday to Eric Belanger.