Friday Caps Clips

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Olympic toll on goalies (which we'll gladly pay), some Grabonomics, Dmitry Orlov the bear and more.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • On the one hand, goalies who play in the Olympics may experience a drop in their play after the tourney. On the other hand... if they're there, it's usually because they've been terrific leading up to it. We'll take our chances. [Backhand Shelf]
  • Ovi is working out in Moscow (and presumably Sid is training in middle-of-nowhere Siberia with "Hearts on Fire" playing for both men). [RMNB]
  • Doin' some Mikhailculus and Grabalgebra to make a highly desirable free agent fit. [Peerless]
  • You know what you are, Dmitry Orlov? You're like a big bear with claws and with fangs. [RMNB]
  • Now playing: The Incredible Shrinking Owner. [WaPo, SN]
  • Speaking of the owner (a proud Georgetown alum), here's a weird blurb about how he should dump money into University of Maryland ice hockey because his team that has a 175-plus game sellout streak is struggling in attendance and a former NHLer had a kid in The Old Line State. Or something. [THN]
  • For Bryan Helmer, it should be a seamless transition from player to coach. [Patriot-News]
  • Nathan Walker keeps dreaming his big Aussie dream. [The Border Mail]
  • You know Bob McDonald as an anthem singer, but he's more than that. Much more. [WashTimes]
  • Finally, happy 52nd birthday to Torrie Robertson.
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