Wednesday Caps Clips

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 03: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals after scoring a goal against the Calgary Flames at Verizon Center on January 3, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Your savory breakfast links:

Nicklas Backstrom on the new Swede behind the bench, the new Swedes the Caps have drafted and more. [Hockeyramblings]

● Longing for Alex Ovechkin's good ol' days and hoping more like 'em are right around the corner. [Backhand Shelf]

● Speaking of The Cap'n, nice to see him contribute to a medal win in his third Olympics. [Alex Ovetjkin, with notes on Dmitry Orlov as well]

● Why John Carlson, despite being unsigned, ain't goin' anywhere. [Hockey Hourly, with more on Carlson's lack of a contract at CSNW]

● Hershey has signed forward Joel Champagne, who should do adds for Miller High Life now that he's The Champagne of Bears. [Bears]

● And speaking of Hershey, they expect to be seeing some of Sergey Kostenko this winter. [Stack the Pads]

● Notes from World Juniors camps. [CSNW, NHL.com, NHL.com, USH, RMNB, CSNW]

● The 2013 Winter Classic alumni game will feature at least three former Caps. [CSNW]

● The Caps are looking for a media relations intern, which is a great gig working (hard) with great people. [NHL.com]

● Finally, happy 56th birthday to Gary Rissling and happy 62nd birthday to Greg Polis.

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