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Wednesday Caps Clips: Perreault's Opening Statement

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WASHINGTON DC - DECEMBER 06:  Mathieu Perreault #85 of the Washington Capitals celebrates after scoring in the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Verizon Center on December 6 2010 in Washington DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON DC - DECEMBER 06: Mathieu Perreault #85 of the Washington Capitals celebrates after scoring in the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Verizon Center on December 6 2010 in Washington DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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Your savory breakfast links:

  • For Mathieu Perreault, the time to show what he's got is - let me check my watch - now. [Hockey Independent, Capitals News Network, NBC Washington, DCEx]
  • Alexander Semin: International Man of Mystery. [WaPo (Carrera)]
  • Jeff Schultz talks about his broken thumb and the Winter Classic. [Homer McFanboy]
  • Grading the Caps after the first quarter. [ESPN (Burnside)]
  • Kudos to ESPN 980 for recognizing that D.C. has a hockey team (and, far more importantly, recommitting to covering it). [D.C. Sports Bog]
  • Speaking of radio, a few hits of note:
    • Brooks Laich was on Elliot in the Morning yesterday... [YouTube (Part 1, Part 2)]
    • ... Bruce Boudreau was on Kirk and Mike... [105.9 The Edge (audio at ~16:20)]
    • ... Joe Beninati was on NHL Live! (sure, why not?)... [NHL Live! (audio)]
    • ... and Laich will be on 106.7 The Fan at 8:45 this morning, while Boudreau will be on ESPN 980 at 4:50 this afternoon.
  • When you think of Alex Ovechkin, does the phrase "well-groomed" come to mind? It might in the future. [D.C. Sports Bog, ESPN, HotH]
  • Santa Eliot brings the Caps the gift we all wish they had (well, other than a playoff-proven second-line center). [SI.com (Eliot)]
  • Colby Armstrong mocks Semin's fighting style. We mock Armstrong's five career playoff games. [Puck Daddy]
  • Schultz and Matt Hendricks audition for the Village People. [RMNB]
  • John Carlson reflects on his World Junior Championship experience. [NHL.com (Morreale)]
  • Speaking of the WJC, congrats to Caps prospect Patrick Wey on earning an invite to Team USA's World Junior pre-tourney camp. [USA Hockey, Boston College]
  • Keith Aucoin and Patrick McNeill sound close to returning to the Bears' lineup. [Patriot-News (Leone)]
  • "Braden Holtby loses his mask, steals a stick, throws a check, and gets the shutout all in one night." [Stack the Pads]

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