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Friday Caps Clips: Freed Alex... Semin, That Is

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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's cakewalk from Corey (blog, article), Tarik (blog, article), Vogs, Joe B., Ed Frankovic, Peerless, Examiner, Fight For Old DC, TTT Hockey and Caps In Pictures (photos) and Litter Box Cats (show 'em some love, peeps).
  • Quote of the night: Mike Duco: "I thought [Alexandre Giroux] was going to get back at me after last year, we had a couple battles." Giroux: "I don't know who he is." Maybe Duco mistook Giroux for Greg Amadio or Kyle Wilson. [@abramfox]
  • Moron, err, more on Duco. [OFB]
  • Thanks to everyone who rocked the "Free Alex" signs (including some of the guys who literally make this all possible). Very cool. Some screen grabs (pulled from the open thread) and pics after the jump.
  • Jim Kelley is in the Hockey Hall of Fame for his writing, so you wouldn't expect an inaccurate, irresponsible and outright malicious piece of garbage from him. And yet, here's one on Alex Ovechkin. [SI.com]
  • On the flip side, George McPhee presents a measured defense of his superstar. [D.C. Sports Bog]
  • Given the comparisons made in the Kelley hit-piece, "Chris Pronger" doesn't sound all that bad. [NHL.com]
  • But let's hear from the man himself: "They call me caveman because I don't care what others think of me. I couldn't care less about anyone or anything." So. Very. Awesome. [Uh... here. But you might have missed it in the overnight]
  • Word of advice: if you want to be taken seriously when writing about a legitimate question (specifically whether or not the Caps should trade Alexander Semin), lose the phrase "[e]ver-improving Tomas Fleischmann." [The Hockey News]
  • Some love for Eric Fehr over at my old stomping grounds. [FanHouse]
  • Speaking of FanHouse, thanks to Bruce Ciskie for having me on his podcast earlier in the week. Check it out if you want to here me say pretty much what I've already typed here in the past. [FanHouse]
  • Sticking with self-promotion, our very own Becca is one odd woman, and is finally being recognized as such. Or something. [Cycle Like the Sedins]
  • John Carlson talks World Juniors. [Patriot-News]
  • So does Stefan Della Rovere. [Barrie Examiner]
  • The AHL has named Graham Mink and Nolan Baumgartner captains for its All-Star teams. Interestingly, both men played their first NHL game for the Caps. [AHL]

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