Wednesday Caps Clips: Rocket Man

Bruce Bennett

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Maurice Richard led the NHL in goals five times in an eighteen year career. Alex Ovechkin has now out-goaled the League four times in his first nine. Congratulations, Captain.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Congratulations are in order for Alex Ovechkin , who scored his way to his fourth career Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy as the NHL's leading goal scorer. [NHL.com, WaPo, CSNW]
    • "This one's for you, Oatesy!" Yes, well, about that. [RMNB]
    • Ovi and Semyon Varlamov are teammates once more, named to the NHL Second All-Star Team. [R-Sport]
    • Unleashed and mic'd up. What up, Z? How ya been, Gary? Hey, congrats Sid. [Monumental (video), RMNB]
  • Closer to home, the hints and rumo(u)rs became official - Mitch Korn has been named the Caps' new Head Goaltending Coach. [NHL.comCaps Today, WaPo (and again), CSNW (and again), RMNB, THW@CapsPR (audio), NBC4, DSP, THW]
  • Oh hai there "culture change." Looks like Barry Trotz is fixing to make things not the same. [PHT]
  • Looking at some potential speedbumps on the Caps' journey next season. [WaPo (video)]
  • That's one traveshamockery of a draft, good sir. [Peerless]
  • Speaking of the draft, let's take the Fancystatsmobile out for a spin to check out some promising potential blueliners. [Rink]
  • The Caps' off-season wish list has "backup goalie" on it.  Here are four options. [NBC4]
  • Welcome back, Dustin Gazely. The Hershey Bears announced they have signed the forward to a one-year AHL contract. [Into The Boards]
  • The WHL Seattle Thunderbirds announced that they have inked former Cap Steve Konowalchuk to a three-year extension toremain their head coach. WTG, Kono. [Seattle Times]
  • Dennis Maruk has been hired as head coach of the Milton Battle Arts Cobras of the new Canadian International Hockey League. [Soo This Week]
  • Get ready, get set, go get your single game tickets. [WUSA9]
  • Finally, happy 40th birthday to Glen Metropolit.
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