Saturday Caps Clips

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Alex Ovechkin's irreplaceable studliness, Karl Alzner's unnoticeable notability and more.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • We're down to our final four in the Caps' All-Time Team Tournament. Get your votes in and pick your finalists - because for once a Caps team is getting past the second round, darn it. [Rink]
  • Alex Ovechkin joins a handful of other players as a guy who is absolutely irreplaceable for his team. And how. [SI.com]
  • So given that... why you tryin' to steal our captain, Dynamo Moscow? [RMNB]
  • Orientation camps have come to a close, but Karl Alzner is holding out hope that being unnoticeable on the ice makes him noticeable off it for the Team Canada brass. [CSNW]
  • Because real hockey isn't enough...
    • Yahoo! has revealed their top 100 fantasy players for 2013-14 (with Ovechkin getting an unsurprising nod near the top of the list)... [Puck Daddy]
    • ...as well as their studs and sleepers, including the Caps' captain and a pair of Swedes. [Puck Daddy]
    • Meanwhile in video game world, EA Sports has revealed NHL 14's top 10 players. [NHLPAThe Score]
  • Interesting look at how every NHL coach can be traced back to one of five guys. Okay, sure, but how many moves does it take to get from them to Kevin Bacon? [Copper & Blue]
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