Thursday Caps Clips: Pre-Road Trip Prep

SUNRISE, FL - FEBRUARY 1: Matt Bradley #22 of the Florida Panthers is checked to the ice by Karl Alzner #27 of the Washington Capitals on February 1, 2012 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Your savory breakfast links:

Notes and assorted whatnot from yesterday out at Kettler:

  • Rubber, meet road. [Dump 'n' Chase]
  • Margin call. [WaPo]
  • On wants and needs as the trade deadline nears. [National Post, BrooksLaichYear]
  • Goalie mismanagement is costing the Caps. [WashTimes, KOL]
  • So is Mike Knuble mismanagement. [Homer McFanboy]
  • A franchise in disarray. [DSP, and again]
  • Our misery is their trending topic. So very true. [RMNB]
  • But if you look carefully, there's reason for optimism ... [OFB, Sick Unbelievable]
  • ... which is probably the best point to mention that season ticket prices are going up next season. [WashTimes]
  • Finally, happy 36th birthday to Colin Forbes and happy 58th to Paul Nicholson.

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