Monday Caps Clips

Rick Stewart

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: More MishaMania, news from Olympic training camps around the globe, and a contrarian view of the Grabovski grab.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • MishaMania continues:
    • If you missed Saturday's Clips with the lowdown on the Mikhail Grabovski signing, un-miss them here. [Rink]
    • Agent Gary Greenstin speaks! To the Russian media. Spoiler: LOLMontreal. [Soviet Sport, via GT]
    • Related: A few savvy Oatesian dangles lured the #84 biscuit into the Caps' basket. [CBC]
    • Rule your (fantasy) pool, Grabovski-style. [Dobber, and again]
    • We'll all have what he's having. [Peerless]
    • Quod erat demonstrandum, with a side of ipso facto. [RMNB]
  • Notes from Olympic Camp, USA edition:
    • Welcome to Kettler Capitals Iceplex, where the pristine ice sheets await will remain ... pristine. [NHL.com, CSNW, USA Today]
    • If handedness is Team USA head coach Dan Bylsma's thing, then right-shooting (and former international ice hockey champion) John Carlson should get a long, long look and maybe a phone call. [WaPo]
  • Notes from Olympic Camp, Canada edition:
    • Welcome to Calgary, where the pristine ice sheets await will remain ... pristine. [Globe and Mail]
    • Ever-quotable Karl Alzner is quoted in the prelude to the camp. [The Province]
  • Notes from Olympic Camp, Russia edition:
  • Paging Marcus Johansson. It's your turn to shine, er, sign. [CSNW]
  • I had him pegged as more likely to be Unobtanium. But atomic weight don't lie. [Peerless]
  • Finally, we have a Point/Counterpoint/Counter-Counterpoint:
    • "So, uh, this Grabo signing?  Ev'ryone sez it's pretty great.  Well, it isn't and here's why." [THW]
    • "With all due respect, that post is not pretty great and here's why." [RMNB]
    • "Okay, fine. But my conclusions still hold.  This is still not a team built to go deep." [THW]
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