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Wednesday Caps Clips: Russia Rolls Over Latvia

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Today in Olympic hockey: Finland vs. Belarus (3:00p Eastern, MSNBC), Sweden vs. Germany (7:30p Eastern, CNBC), Czech Republic vs. Slovakia (11:55p Eastern, CNBC)
  • In late action last night, Alex Ovechkin had a couple of goals and Alexander Semin had an assist in Russia's 8-2 rout of Latvia. [Alex Ovetjkin (with videos of the Ovi goals), Puck Daddy, Puck Daddy]
  • Semyon Varlamov talks Olympic Village grub and Semin goes joyriding. [Japers' Rink]
  • Alex the Gr6. [Heavy Medal]
  • If you missed Team Canada's "Olympic Welcome Song," un-miss it. Now. [Down Goes Brown]
  • Bringing "puck virgins" up to speed on every possible Canadian and Russian stereotype going. [Salon]
  • Some pics from Team Russia practice. [SovSport via @dchesnokov]
  • Even non-hockey bloggers are dealing with the "Can I really root for Russia?" dilemma. [Yglesias]
  • AO continues to be hockey's most valuable skater. [Puck Prospectus]
  • The Caps' blueline is fourth in the League in points, and we all know who we have to thank for that. But consider this - if you took away Mike Green's 60 points, the Caps would be just one point shy of the Devils' total. [From The Rink]
  • As good as the Caps have been, and as awful as the Wiz are, the two teams are drawing similar ratings. Annoying. [D.C. Sports Bog]
  • Unable to come up with something on their own, the Caps are asking you guys to write a new goal song for them. [OFB]
  • The Bears are simply dominating the A. [Capitals, Patriot-News]
  • Really thought-provoking stuff on personnel management. [FanPost]
  • Finally, happy 53rd birthday to Archie Henderson.