Monday Caps Clips

NEW HAVEN, CT - AUGUST 25: NHL player Alex Ovechkin watches girlfriend Maria Kirilenko of Russia play Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during the final of the New Haven Open at Yale at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale on August 25, 2012 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Your savory breakfast links:

● In the event of an NHL lockout, Dynamo GM Andrey Safronov has apparently set his sights on Alex Ovechkin... [R-Sport, WaPo]

● ...something he might need to run by the club's president first. Unless "I don't see any prestige in it" is some quirky Russian colloquialism for "gee, I love that guy". [RIA Novosti, Puck Daddy]

● None of this seems to be bothering the big man himself, though, as Ovi continued his role as Supportive Boyfriend at this weekend's New Haven Open. [@newhavenopen]

● In non-Alex Ovechkin news, new Cap Mike Ribeiro spent his weekend endearing himself to his new community as he took part in Beautification Day. [CapsOT, Capitals Outsider]

● Guessing at the opening night lineup. [RtR]

● Unspinning the Michal Neuvirth drama. [Chirps]

● Over in Sweden, Marcus Johansson's team beat out Nicklas Backstrom's crew in MPC's celebrity golf tournament. Poor Nick... guess he'll just have to settle for that whole being a better center thing. [MPC]

● And finally, a very happy 50th birthday to new bench boss Adam Oates.

Facebook_16 Twitter_16

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Japers' Rink

You must be a member of Japers' Rink to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Japers' Rink. You should read them.

Join Japers' Rink

You must be a member of Japers' Rink to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Japers' Rink. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker