Friday Caps Clips

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 23: Connor Carrick, 137th overall pick by the Washington Capitals, poses for a portrait during Day Two of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 23, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Your savory breakfast links:

● Hey, y'all - change is coming to this space.

Alex Ovechkin talks about his summer vacay, his new training regimen, and his long, long chat with his new head coach. [NHL.com, Alex Ovetjkin]

The Boss checks in with his impressions of previous coaching styles and has a vote of confidence for his new bench boss. He can also scratch "red ties" off the shopping list. [Ted's Take]

● NHL.com publishes its list of Top 50 fantasy players, and provides some of the methodology they used. Ovechkin slips a bit this year, but is still top-10. Wojtek Wolski does not appear on the list, but then, neither does Alexander Semin. [NHL.com]

● If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands, or maybe wave your arms to the right. [WaPo, WBJ]

● There's plenty of hockey to be had this coming week - and all for good causes:

○ On Sunday September 9th at Kettler, the 4th annual Charity Hockey Classic features former Caps Alan Hangsleben and Paul Mulvey. [Charity Hockey Classic]

○ On Wednesday September 12, you can watch America's wounded warriors take on the smooth-skating Lawmakers team that sometimes has trouble passing. [USA Warriors Hockey, Ted's Take]

● Caps prospect d-man Connor Carrick wants to make a name for himself on the Plymouth Whalers. [M Live]

● Today in CBA chatter. [The Towerlight]

● In which our fearless editor-in-chief pens pixels his thoughts on a sport ... other than hockey? [Mr. Irrelevant]

● Finally, today we mark the sad anniversary of the plane crash that killed the entire Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey team. Rest well, gentlemen. [Puck Daddy, YouTube]

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