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Saturday Caps Clips: Caps @ Preds Game Day

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Your savory Saturday brunch links:

  • Japers' Rink Radio hits the interwaves at 10 Eastern.  Russell and Pepper welcome CSN's Alan May (who offers this assessment of the Caps so far) to the program. Reminder: Make sure your avatar is properly tied down at all times and keep your bobblehead on a swivel. [JRR]
  • Previews of tonight's game against the Nashville Predators from Vogs, Caps365 (video), NHL.com, CI, CSN Washington, Peerless, LIR, KOL and RLS, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partner On the Forecheck (preview here) for coverage from the other side of tonight's Music City match up.
  • Enjoy looking at this picture of Mike Green modeling the Winter Classic jersey, because that's all of him you'll be seeing today.  Caps injury report courtesy DC Pro Sports Report.
    • Related: Welcome back, Brian Fahey.  The defenseman was recalled from Hershey late yesterday. [@sweetesthockey]
  • Goalie controversy?  What goalie controversy? Pshaw.  [Coach Boudreau (video), Dump 'n' Chase, Masisak, WaPo, McNally]
    • Related: Sayonara, D-Sabs, assigned to Hershey yesterday after clearing waivers. [@timleone]
  • About that power play, Coach ... hey, you may just be right! [Rock the Red]
  • On drafting and building. [Peerless]
  • If it's October, it must be time to talk about Alex Ovechkin and the Hart Trophy. [THN]
  • And check out those Ovi-time numbers while you're at it. [NHL.com]
  • From the Caps: Men in Suits Fall Collection, we find a well-tailored Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson on their way to dinner with the general manager and new head coach of Tre Kronor... [Expressen.se, via googletrans]
  • ...but they had to wait a bit while Nicky finished his intervju with Smokin' Al. [CSN video]
  • The Caps are tall. Thanks, Sarge! [PPP]
  • The news from Hershey yesterday was all good as the Bears steamrollered the Binghamton Senators 7-1 as a tune-up for their big home-opener/throwback-uni-spectacular/championship-banner-raising/Calder Cup ring-awarding/oh-and-we're-also-playing-a-game against the Rochester Americans, the second-oldest franchise in the American Hockey League. If you're going, bring a camera. [SHoE]
  • Finally, happy 25th birthday to Jay Beagle and happy 43rd to one of hockey's more bizarre characters, Joe Murphy.