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Thursday Caps Clips: Swedes Shutout Germany

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Today in Olympic hockey: USA vs. Norway (3:00p Eastern, USA), Switzerland vs. Canada (7:30p Eastern, CNBC), Slovakia vs. Russia (11:55p Eastern, CNBC)
  • More on Alex Ovechkin's skates... [Fourth-Place Medal]
  • ... and still more - the deranged sheep has a missing tooth. Awesome. [Alex Ovetjkin]
  • AO doesn't talk to international media, international media member complains about it (by slamming AO). Fair? [ESPN]
  • Spoiled by red-rockin' sellouts, The Boss isn't impressed with the home crowd in Vancouver (though I'm guessing if he attends Sunday's game, he might change his tune). [Ted's Take]
  • A quick Matt Bradley update. [Capitals Insider]
  • It takes a lot to make Jeremy Roenick look like the level-headed voice of reason. Good job, Mike Milbury. [D.C. Sports Bog]
  • Speaking of Milbury, Slava Malamud caught up with him, Peter Bondra and Alex Ovechkin yesterday. [Heavy Medal]
  • The Great One <3 Ovi. [Alex Ovetjkin]
  • Daniel Alfredsson <3 Nicklas Backstrom. [Puck Daddy]
  • More AO translated goodness. [RMNB]
  • The Caps' biggest need: stay-at-home defenseman? No. Steady veteran goaltender? Nah. Second-line center? Nope. A new opening video? Bingo. [The A.V. Club]
  • Caps season ticket holders got their invoices for 2010-11 yesterday, and while prices are up, they're still one of the best deals in town. [OFB, FanPost, FanPost]
  • You know it's the Olympic break when you're writing open letters to the owner asking to change the mascot's jersey number. [RtR]
  • Could the Caps become "America's team"? [Capital Spirit]
  • Braden Holtby isn't cooling down much at all in Hershey. [Corey Masisak]