Thursday Caps Clips

BUFFALO NY - JANUARY 05: Dmitri Orlov #9 of Russia and Cody Eakin #21 of Canada collide in the air during the 2011 IIHF World U20 Championship Gold medal game between Canada and Russia on January 5 2011 in Buffalo New York. ussia won 5-3 to take the gold medal. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Your savory breakfast links:

GM George McPhee's summer To Do list got one item shorter, as "Re-sign Dany Sabourin" has been checked off, leaving approximately infinity items yet to go... [Patriot-News, WashTimes]

... though the "Hire new head coach" item may not get checked off anytime soon. [WashTimes, and again]

● Yesterday in year-end reviews:

Jeff Halpern... [Peerless]

○ ... Dmitry Orlov... [CRtC]

○ ... John Carlson... [CSNW]

○ ... and a Tibetan Mastiff. [RMNB, Peerless]

● Roundtabling the Hunter Hockey Era. [DSP]

● The Alex Semin vigil begins. [PuckBuddys]

Ross Mahoney checks in from the scouting combine in Toronto and says ... not much. [NHL.com]

○ Our SBN partner Minny Wild blog invited us to wink like GMGM for a day few hours. With the 11th pick in the 2012 NHL (Mock) Entry Draft, Japers' Rink selects ... [Hockey Wilderness]

● Counting down the top-ten defensemen in Caps history. Some room will need to be made on this list, someday. Hopefully soon. [THW]

● Wishing fair winds and following seas for Tarik El-Bashir, who is leaving both the Caps beat and the Washington Post to report on the Redskins for CSN Washington. Thanks for everything, Tarik. [Mr. Irrelevant, DC Sports Bog]

● Finally, happy 38th birthday to Jim "Ace" Carey, happy 52nd to Greg Adams and happy 60th to Jean Lemieux.

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