Saturday Caps Clips: D-Day

Rob Carr

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Happy Disclaimer of Interest Day!

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The latest labor-related news, non-news and assorted whatnot:
    • "All in favor, say aye." The members of the NHLPA overwhelmingly voted to authorize their executive board to issue a disclaimer of interest. We're officially in uncharted waters, folks. [USA Today, TribLive, @DamoSpin]
    • "Who cares!" Something called Fizziology is tracking what teh Twitterz are saying about the lockout. [Forbes]
      • New Jersey governor Chris Christie cares ... [Kukla]
      • ... and so does Fitch, the company that issues credit ratings for publicly-funded stadia. [Business Wire]
      • Obligatory fan reax bullet. [USA Today, NBC4]
  • A soft deadline for canceling the season final lockout showdown has been set. In the meantime...[Yahoo! Sports]
  • Why a short season is doable. [Globe and Mail]
  • Crystal ping-pong ballin' a season-less draft lottery. [RtR]
  • That Caps @ Bruins Game 7 was quite photogenic. [SI, NBC4]
  • World Juniors update:
    • Finland-USA friendly/tournament tune-up match begins at 6:30am Eastern, and should air live and again at 1:00pm on NHLNet. [HF Boards]
    • On Riley Barber's Christmas wish list: a gold medal sandwich from Primanti's. Priorities! [Team USA]
    • Filip Forsberg will need to make a great leap forward. [Yahoo.ca]
  • Finally, vote. For us. Now. Yes, you. [WaPo]
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