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Wednesday Caps Clips: Chimera Czechs Out

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Chimera heads home, Hamrlik fallout continues, mediation trepidation and more.

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Greg Fiume

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The latest labor-related news, non-news and assorted whatnot:
    • Jason Chimera is heading home after a brief stint in the Czech Extraliga which, unfortunately for Chimera, insists on playing all of its games thousands of miles from his family. (Good choice, Chimmer.) [WaPo, WashTimes]
    • Will Roman Hamrlik have a target on his back when play resumes (assuming he's part of it)? [Puck Daddy]
    • And how will things be for him and the rest of the Caps room? (Spoiler alert: they'll be fine.) [CSNW]
    • More on mediation (which takes on another, perhaps more apt meaning, when spoken aloud). [TSN, ESPN (and again ($) and again), WashTimes, NYT]
    • The farce is strong in this lockout. [SI]
    • What we should be talking about: hockey. What we're not talking about: hockey. [Backhand Shelf]
    • Where we're talking about what we're talking about: at the launch for Brad Richards' line of untucked dress shirts? [Sporting News]
    • #TeamOwners [Arctic Ice Hockey]
    • Some pretty impressive careers ended with the last lockout... [Down Goes Brown]
    • ... but no more than would be expected, generally, so let's kill that silly talking point. [Edmonton Journal, Puck Daddy]
  • The Bears are off to Norfolk to face the Ads tonight, the team they'll host - at the Verizon Center - next week. [Capitals Voice, with more Bears notes at The Patriot-News (and again) and The Post]
  • Dmitry Orlov and Alexander Burmistrov are buddies. (Jeff Schultz and Burmistrov, probably not so much.) [RMNB]
  • Riley Barber is shaping up to be an interesting story early on. [USA Today]
  • A look at what's happening in local high school hockey (Go Vikes!). [Capitals]
  • Finally, it was one year ago today that the Caps parted ways with Bruce Boudreau and embarked upon the short-lived Dale Hunter Era. (That morning's pre-firing Clips make for an interesting read.)