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Tuesday Caps Clips: Winter Classic Presser

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  • Japers' Rink Radio has completed its summer hiatus and returns to the interwaves on a new night and time tonight at 8pm to talk Caps hockey.  Ed Frankovic returns as special JRR guest. [Blog Talk Radio]
  • The countdown to the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic begins today with a press conference and presentation at noon at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.  Doc Emrick will emcee as the official Winter Classic logo and mockup of the rink configuration are unveiled.  []
  • In addition, the host Penguins and visiting Capitals are expected to reveal their WC "retro" logos, though not the actual game sweaters. The expected attendees include Pens owner Mario Lemieux, GM Ray Shero, and players Sidney Crosby, Maxime Talbot, Pascal Dupuis, and Matt Cooke.  The Caps will be represented by team president Dick Patrick, GM George McPhee, and players Mike Knuble and David Steckel. [NHL Communications]
  • DVR alert - the entire conference will be carried live on NHLNetwork. [NHL Net]
  • Caps' head coach Bruce Boudreau hosted his annual charity golf tournament yesterday. TSN's "Off the Record" tagged along and has Matt Bradley and Brooks Laich turning the microphone on Gabby. The boys let it slip that the gift bag given each of to the tournament participants contained a copy of Bruce's book. Not mentioned: each gift bag also contained a copy of Tomas Fleischmann.  [Video, Podcast]
  • Another Caps luminary gets his fifteen minutes, a blog post, and a podcast. [TDC]
  • Speaking of that Caps luminary, he is a Verizon Center staple, as is the extensive VC rodent population. But fear not - Ted Leonsis has vowed to take care of at least one of these situations, ASAP. [Ted's Take]
  • Nicklas Backstrom's report card from last season and a look ahead. [Crash the Crease]
  • Pocket Ovie.  Really! [Jumping the Glass]
  • Get to know new Stingrays/Bears goalie Jared DiMichiel. [Flashy Glove Save]
  • Braden Holtby rocks a Nats hat and talks leadership. [Stingrays YouTube]
  • Rich and famous Alex Ovechkin is rich.  And also famous. [Sports Untapped]
  • Some love for the Caps' draft. [Fancy Sauce]
  • The folks who cover the Hershey Bears have an invitation for you. [PennLive]
  • And the Stingrays may have a job for you. [Stingrays Hockey]
  • What is the best moment in Caps' history? [Capitals Outsider]
  • Another alum of the Caps organization makes it to the Hall of Fame. Bruce Hamilton, the former Caps chief of western scouting and current president and general manager of the Kelowna Rockets, has been elected to the British Columbia HoF as testament to a long and distinguished career. [BCLocalNews]
  • Finally, happy 41st birthday to Jason Woolley and happy 64th to winless-as-a-Cap goalie (though he's no Michal BelhumeurJohn Adams.