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Monday Caps Clips: Underway at Worlds

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Alex Ovechkin opened his World Championships by scoring the game-winning goal on a Slovakian goalie. Yeah, the irony's a bit rich. [IIHF, Alex Ovetjkin, RMNB]
  • A letter to AO. [IIHF]
  • A flood of "By the Tens" from Peerless since our last Clips (including Ovechkin, Alex Semin, David Steckel and Boyd Gordon), so spend some time catching up on 'em this morning. [Peerless]
  • Assessing the defensemen and goaltenders. [MD Pro Sports, MD Pro Sports]
  • And the Caps Smythe goes to... well, let's just say Tom Poti was robbed. [RtR]
  • Is the franchise cursed? [OFB]
  • Some Caps art. [RMNB]
  • Get to know one of the Caps' other owners, Jack Davies. [WaPo]
  • Zach Miskovic and stuffed animals (and other, more worthwhile stuff). [Hockey Chronicles]
  • Prospect Dustin Stevenson: diamond in the rough? [Star Phoenix (h/t YNC, who has more here)]
  • Corsi wins championships. [Hockey or Die]
  • Finally, per the HHoF, on this date back in 2002, "Washington Capitals fired head coach Ron Wilson after the team failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 1999."