Saturday Caps Clips: Caps vs. Blue Jackets Game Day

Greg Fiume

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps wrap up their homestand with a visit from Columbus, Oates shuffles the lines, Wilson's sticking and more.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's tussle with Columbus from VogsNHL.comAP, Peerless and the Blue Jackets, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at The Cannon for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • Breaking down the time Troy Brouwer killed a power play. And he would've gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for you meddling kids. [Rink]
  • News and notes from a busy day out at Kettler:
  • Choosy fans choose GIFs of the week. [Rink]
  • Why is the Metropolitan so awful? And more importantly, what will people mockingly call it without the easy "east/least" to fall back on? MetropLOLitan? MetropolitanK? Oh, the possibilities. [ESPN (video)]
  • Like parent club, like affiliate - the Hershey Bears are off to a rough start of their own, as a four-goal third period by St. John's last night dropped the Bears to 0-2-1 on the season. [Patriot-News]
  • A six-pack of questions about a team that is making us go through many a six-pack of a different variety. [CSNW]
  • The Oilers are in desperate need of a goaltender and may be sniffing around Michal Neuvirth. Hey, if they're willing to part with one of their many really good defensem-...wait. [ESPN (Lebrun)]
  • The manic depressive Capitals are in need of some lithium to turn this season around.  [THW]
  • Breaking news: Brooks Laich wears clothes well. [Vanity Fair]
  • More breaking news: It's "Grabo", not "Grabbo", or so sayeth the man himself. Fabbo. Er, fabo. [RMNB]
  • Finally, happy 30th birthday to the Edmonton Oilers' leading goal-scorerBoyd Gordon.

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