Monday Caps Clips

April 16, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) holds his head after being checked by Washington Capitals left wing Matt Hendricks (26) during the third period in game three of the 2012 Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Verizon Center. The Bruins won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

Your savory breakfast links:

● In case you missed Saturday's Clips while you were busy enjoying your weekend, check 'em out now to kick off the week.

George McPhee could probably take Billy Beane in a line brawl... but how does he stack up when it comes to playing "Moneypuck"? [Caps Outsider]

Matt Hendricks expects big things of Wojtek Wolski... and himself. [CSNW]

● Former Cap Dave Steckel has nothing but nice things to say about ex-Leafs teammate Joey Crabb and the Caps' new bench boss. [CSNW]

● How 'bout them top-five picks? [Peerless]

● The Potomac Nationals celebrated Capitals Day yesterday at Pfitzner Stadium, with an assist from the Secretary of Defense himself (as well as a familiar feathered friend...who insured that Teddy still wouldn't win.) Synergy, baby. [MILB.com, District Sports Page, @CapitalsDSP, @cnichols14, @clancykolzig]

● A wrap-up of the Icebreakers charity tournament in Sweden, which raised over 750,000 Swedish kronor and featured Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson. [Allehanda.se, Nyheter24.se]

● Perhaps moved by the Olympic spirit... uh, nice shirt, John. [@movmn]

● Between the Canada-Russia Challenge and USA Hockey's National Junior Evaluation Camp, it's been a busy week for a handful of Caps prospects. [CSNW]

Evgeny Kuznetsov works with orphans, wears a Caps hat, continues to tease Caps fans with such actions. [RMNB]

● A quick look at what to expect of the Caps' two OHL prospects this year. [OHL Prospects]

● Finally, because tracking his moves has become a summer trend... he's baaaaack )))))) [@Ovi8]

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