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Friday Caps Clips: Draft Day Dawns

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • You did draw up your list, check it at least twice, and make sure your wink is in good working order, right?  Because it's go time. Edmonton, you are on the clock. [NHL.com]
  • Here we meet GM George McPhee being all emo about the draft as he chats up @VogsCaps. [Caps365 (video), with commentary by Ian Oland. [RMNB]
  • We've got a fever, and the only prescription is this 2011 Caps-branded draft hat.  [Shop NHL]
  • The Caps will pick in the 26th slot in the first round... [CI (Carrera)]
    • ...not that it really matters... [DC Examiner (McNally)]
    • ...as it's all mostly the same anyway... [CSN Washington (O'Halloran)]
    • ...but looky! Over there! Russians! [WashTimes (Whyno)]
  • Must be a slow draft week if they're looking back at the 2006 entry draft.  (Hint: It is and they are.) [NHL.com]
  • Mockmania. [CRtC, RLD, Coming Down the Pipe]
  • Oh hai there official 2011-2012 NHL regular season schedule, in which we learn: [Dump'n'Chase, Ed Frankovic]
  • ...the Caps will open the season at home vs. Carolina. Dennis Wideman 's leg just twitched... [CSN Washington]
  • ...lots of folk are twitchy with a home-opener scheduled on Yom Kippur... [Puck Buddys]
  • ...the Caps' will log 17% more miles of travel over last season... [On the Forecheck]
  • ...because there are three trips to the 'Peg this year. O the humanity.[WashTimes (Whyno)]
  • Another "attaboy" from The Boss for John Carlson, as Ted Leonsis takes note of his All-Rookie honor. [Ted's Take]
  • Mike Knuble, by the tens. [Peerless]
  • D.J. King, too (except it's more like "by the ones"). [Peerless]
  • And last but not least, Matt Bradley is still waiting for his phone to ring. [CI (Carrera)]