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Wednesday Caps Clips: The Roster Is Set

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Birthday boy Marcus Johansson (<em>Photo by Elsa/Getty Images</em>)
Birthday boy Marcus Johansson (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The final cuts have been made, with "bubble" players Marcus Johansson and Matt Hendricks making the team, Mathieu Perreault and Jay Beagle being sent to Hershey, and Andrew Gordon (who tweeted about being cut) and Brian Fahey (and Patrick McNeill and Steven Pinizzotto, per TSN) put on waivers, to report to Hershey if they clear. [Dump 'n Chase, Masisak, CI, CI, Leone, Frankovic, DCEx, TBD]
  • More Media Day Coverage [Caps365 (video), Scalise]
  • "Johansson possesses high-level experience internationally, having won two world junior championships with Sweden. He was a captain on last year's championship team." Someone ought to ask John Carlson to confirm that (and it says here zero, not two, by the way). [WaPo]
  • The Caps' opening night roster will feature 11 of their own first round picks. Throw in first rounder David Steckel (a Kings draftee) and that's more than half the roster being former first rounders. Interesting, if not meaningful. [Ted's Take]
  • Our own DMG asks and answers five burning questions facing the 2010-11 Caps. [SB Nation]
  • Guess which Caps make the All-Underrated and - Overrated Teams? Hint: They'll likely be flanking Tomas Fleischmann on Friday night. [ESPN]
  • Under, Over, Over, Under. [Puck Daddy]
  • TSN's Top 50 Players ranks Alex Ovechkin second, Nicklas Backstrom ninth, Mike Green 27th and  Alexander Semin 41st. Admittedly biased, I think each of those guys is slotted too low. [TSN, TSN, TSN, TSN]
  • Nick Backstrom is a fantasy stud (reality, too, for what it's worth). [CBC]
  • A Caps blogger roundtable in which I make a prediction that runs counter to the one I made on this site the other day. Oh well, I'm covering my bases. [D.C. Pro Sports Report]
  • Is Marcus Johansson already better defensively than Matheiu Perreault, or is it all just upside? [RMNB]
  • Prognosticatin' on AO's upcoming season. [Peerless]
  • 'Tis the season for Caps previews. [Masisak, KOL, StC, OFB]
  • Six Caps to watch in 2010-11. [SB Nation DC]
  • Sasha vs. Sasha: Fists of Fury. [JtG]
  • On five years of Sid and Ovie. [NHL.com]
  • An interesting solution to Patchgate. [OFB]
  • If you're near a radio (or, presumably, the Internet) today, a trio of Caps folks are doing radio hits: D.J. King on 1570 AM (Drew Forrester) at 8:15 am; George McPhee on ESPN 980 (John Thompson) at 2:05; and Eric Fehr on 106.7 The Fan (LaVar Arrington/Chad Dukes) at 5:00. [@SergeyCapsPR]
  • Is D.C. a hockey town? [Box Seats]
  • White House policy: When in Sochi, be sure to make an Alex Ovechkin joke. [Whitehouse.gov]
  • Tyler Sloan and a bucket of pucks, presented without commentary. [mediachameleon]
  • Michael Nylander isn't giving up on the NHL (even if it seems to have given up on him). [Democrat and Chronicle]
  • A little bit of history regarding Chocolatetown netminders. [Stack the Pads]
  • Milan Jurcina... ninth on the Mark Streit-less Isles depth chart? Ouch, baby. Very ouch. [Islanders Point Blank]
  • Finally, happy 20th birthday to Marcus Johansson.