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Friday Caps Clips: Pack Up and Head Out

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Expect a fair amount of news from out at Kettler later this morning, as the team has its end-of-season media availability starting at 10:00.
  • Tune in to Japers' Rink Radio tomorrow morning at 10:00 - sure to be an interesting listen.
  • In all my time blogging, I've never been as proud of anything as I am of the fact that we pledged more than $4,500 in donations to Jose Theodore's "Saves for Kids" foundation. If you pledged, thanks again, and make sure to get your donations in as soon as possible. [FanPost]
  • Why is it easy to get so emotionally invested in a group of guys to whom you'll probably never speak? Because of people like Brooks Laich. [Puck Daddy, Bog]
  • Some post-mortem punditry. [Us, Us, Bourne, Puck Daddy, Frankovic, El-Bashir, Boswell, Campbell, Homer McFanboy, OFB, CK, CapsBlog, Puck Update, EOTP, MD Pro Sports]
  • Gratuitous Alex Ovechkin-bashing hits a new level, with the Canadian Press now quoting Internet message board commentors in its articles. [CP]
  • Ted Leonsis reacts to the end of what had given all indications of being a dream season. [Bog]
  • Sergei Fedorov talks extensively about the end of the Caps' season. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Caps are dead and buried, and the boys at PensBlog delivered a stirring eulogy. [Puck Daddy]
  • On the Hart Trophy finalists. [Puck Daddy]
  • How much is Nicklas Backstrom worth? [mc79hockey]
  • A couple of (really) young blueliners give plenty of hope for the future. [Masisak]
  • One of those two, John Carlson, really turned some heads in his seven game playoff debut. [The Hockey News]
  • Ovechkin, Alexander Semin and Semyon Varlamov are headed off to play in the NIT, err, World Championships. [Alex Ovetjkin]
  • Carlson's game-worn World Junior Championship gold-medal jersey was auctioned off for $4,090. Zowie. []
  • The Bears just swept their way into the third round of the Calder Cup playoffs. They're a little bit money. [Patriot-News]
  • A look at the Caps' CHL prospects. [HF]
  • Prospect Dmitry Orlov doesn't know where he'll be spending the 2010-11 season. Suggestion: Hershey. [RHF, and definitely check out RMNB for much more on Orlov - great stuff, guys]
  • 2009-10 Rink Wraps will start on Monday with Karl Alzner. If you're not familiar with our annual series of player reviews, check 'em out here.
  • Finally, happy 44th birthday to Jeff Brown and happy 53rd to Dave Parro.