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Saturday Caps Clips: Caps @ Sabres Game Day

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Your savory Saturday brunch links:

  • Previews of tonight's Sabres dance from Vogs (and game notes), NHL.com (Rosen), STATS, PeerlessRLS and KoL, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partner Die By The Blade for more coverage from the other side of tonight's match up.
  • Notes and assorted whatnot from yesterday's (very optional) practice. [Caps Insider, bridgetds (pics) @Mastro72 (video of drills w/ Holtby and Neuvy)]
  • The hockeysphere is all abuzz over Alexander Semin, the impressive start to his season, and the potentially impressive contract waiting for him at the end of it.  But from which team? [Puck'n'Hockey, KoL, RtR, From Russia with Glove]
  • Even the Russian hockeysphere is enthralled. [FanPost]
  • And here's a market report. Somebody's stock is seriously  Up_medium  [ESPN]
  • Speaking of Semin, it's All-Star Game balloting time, which means it's also time to make some popcorn and break out your best tin foil haberdashery and conspiracy theories.  Who's in, who's out, and various and sundry opinions [NHL.com (announcement and ballot), Caps Insider, Sporting News (Custance), Puck Daddy, Peerless]
  • The new Alex Ovechkin DVD drops on November 16.  Here's the trailer. [NHL.com]
  • Since it's never too soon to start handicapping the Hart, here you go. [The Hockey News]
  • Say, have you noticed the Caps tend to start their games slow and ramp it up in the second and third periods?  So have lots of folks. [NHL.com (John Kreiser), WaPo (Carrera), TBD.com (Chamberlain)]
  • The new-look penalty kill is getting some attention as well. [Press Box Online
  • Marcus Johansson is happy to be back. [Examiner (McNally)] 
  • Matt Hendricks is happy to be here. [CSN Washington (Masisak)] 
  • Mike Knuble is happy to find his scoring touch. [The Fourth Period]
  • This fan is happy in two sports. [SteinBog]
  • AO is happy to help open a new lounge in Dupont Circle while rocking the Team Russia threads. [GearShift.tv]
  • On Semyon Varlamov in Hershey. [RMNB]
  • Finally, enjoy the wins, folks.  Enjoy the wins. [Homer McFanboy]

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