Wednesday Caps Clips: Skinner!

Rob Carr

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recaps of last night's loss to Carolina, Tom Wilson won't be headed to the World Juniors and more.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's loss from us (with quotes), Monumental video (OatesGreenAlznerWardGrubauer), Vogs, NHL.comAPWaPoCSNW, Peerless, FrankovicF Street FaithfulRMNBRaleigh News-Observer and Canes Country.
    • The Caps may have lost, but it wasn't all bad - Mike Green finally picked up his first goal of the season, breaking Justin Peters' shutout. Huzzah! [PHT]
  • Your Capitals Minute for today. [Capitals Voice]
  • Debating sexism in hockey blogging, and the media in general, with some of the blog world's best female voices (as well as some chick from these parts). [Puck Daddy]
  • News and notes from yesterday's morning skate:
    • After almost a full month of healthy scratches, Eric Fehr is back and so is his confidence. [WaPo]
    • Prior to last night's game, the Caps' coaching staff was preaching patience to Mike Green, reminding him that the goals would come. Prescient buggers, aren't they? [WaPoCSNWNHL.com]
    • Tom Wilson may have wanted Team Canada to beg him to play for them, but according to his coach he has "conquered juniors" and won't be going to the WJC later this month. [CSNW]
      • The Caps aren't the only ones holding their WJC-eligible players back, or the only ones who believe their NHLers have outgrown the junior world. [Yahoo! Canada]
    • More from Jack Hillen, who continues to recuperate from yet another frustrating injury. [WaPo]
  • John Carlson checked in with Elliot in the Morning to talk Olympics, injuries and more. [EITM (YouTube)]
  • The Olympics are just two months away, and Team Russia is hoping to recapture some of their past glory on home ice. [NBC Olympics]
  • You may have wondered why it was video coach Brett Leonhardt serving as emergency backup Saturday night, and not goalie coach Olie Kolzig. Well, wonder no more. [Caps Outsider]
  • Chocolatey Hershey news:
    • Amid recent revelations from Scott Parker about former Hershey coach Bob Hartley's tactics, current Bears bench boss Mike Haviland preaches motivation - not bullying. [Patriot-News]
    • Pennsylvania residents will actually get to watch some Bears' games on the old television this season, as seven games in total are set to be televised. [Patriot-NewsSHOE]
  • As the Christmas season gets underway, some of the Caps' wives and girlfriends pitched in to buy gifts for 20 families as part of Monumental Foundation's Family-to-Family program. [DSP]
  • Speaking of gifts, check out this whole host of goodies you can purchase for that special DC sports fan in your life. Batteries and delusions of a championship-winning team not included. [WaPo]
  • Alex Ovechkin's parents don't know why he needs seven cars, but do we - one for each day of the week. Duh. [RMNB]
  • Movember is finally over (thank god), but you can vote for which player had the best 'stache... and the worst. [CBC]

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