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Saturday Caps Clips

Your savory Saturday brunch links:

  • CapsNation has received the long-awaited and happy news that defenseman Tom Poti reports he is fully healed from his gruesome eye injury and ready to get back on the ice. Let's extend a nice Rink welcome back to Tom and greetings to the newest member of Clan Poti - his son Tyler was born earlier this summer. Mazel tov! [Caps Insider]
  • Did we say "ready to get back on the ice?" We meant "has already been back on the ice."  He played in a charity tournament in Nantucket a couple weeks ago - and took his shiny new visor out for a test drive. Vroom vroom.  [Pictures - Autographs, Auction Schwag, "The visor fits like this, see...", Introductions, Oh hai there Hal GillPotivisor 1, Potivisor 2]
  • Just how important is Poti to these Caps anyway? [RMNB]
  • We're still celebrating American defenseman Kevin Hatcher's ascension to the hallowed halls of the of US Hockey Hall of Fame - by taking a look at Canadian defenceman Mike Green's game. So. Is Mike Green the new Kevin Hatcher? [Jumping the Glass]
  • And where on the ice do all Green's goals come from anyway?  Let's rewind the DVR and take some notes. [JtG]
  • Now on to forwards.  Adrian Dater made a list of his top ten centers. He knows already that he's got Nicklas Backstrom in the wrong place on the list.  But he's not quite sure why. [Versus]
  • UHC Dynamo has a fever, and the only prescription is more Alex Ovechkin. [Pictures, Interview, Video (with translation)]
  • The Forbes rankings of Russian stars with money and influence must've been determined before Ovi got his new gig. [Alex Ovetjkin]
  • While we wait to see if prospect centerman Evgeny Kuznetsov can buy his way out of be released from his contract with Traktor Chelyabinsk, you can read a bit about him. [The Hockey Chronicles]
  • Twelve goalies (including Semyon Varlamov and Michal Neuvirth) need to step it up this year.  The other eighteen are presumably just fine. [Ducks Hockey News]
  • Counting down the best international jerseys. [A Capital Wasteland]
  • Two polls need your votes - SneakerBall [via CapsNewsNetwork] and Weagle [Icethetics]
  • Yawnerrific story about how the Caps got their name. [Palm Beach Post]
  • Vuvuzelas (and possibly Bill Guerin, judging by the picture) are officially banned by the KHL and soon to be banned at NHL games.  But @TheHornGuy survives to Tu-Tu-Tu another day. [SovetskySport via GoogleTrans]
  • Finally, happy 55th birthday, Mike Marson (with whom you really should be familiar - go to school, young'uns, here and here).