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Friday Caps Clips: On the Move

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • An otherwise routine off-day optional practice at Kettler turned into an afternoon filled with breaking news. [Dump 'n' Chase]
  • Two trades at the AHL level were also announced. [@WashCaps, Patriot-News, DC Pro Sports Report, SHoE]
    • The Bears' blueline got younger but potentially scrappier as Kevin Marshall arrives from Philadelphia's organization and Danny Richmond leaves for the Lake Erie Monsters. [WashTimes, Broad Street Hockey, Half Smokes]
    • And centerman Mike Carman arrives from the Avs organization as winger Matt Ford was sent to Adirondack.
  • This just in - the Caps are missing their stars. [CSNW, and again]
  • So sorry. [THN]
  • John Carlson is your D-man fantasy stud in a keeper league. But for this year? Not so much. [THN]
  • Breakdown of a breakdown: that ugly goal in Sunrise. [BrooksLaichYear]
  • Entitlement town? [Sick Unbelievable]
  • John Erskine, Jason Chimera, and Jay Beagle upped their ADORBS/60 games by helping out at Dreams For Kids. [Caps Outsider, Caps OT]
  • Alex Ovechkin has Friday night plans in Montreal - co-hosting a charity fundraiser with Max Pacioretty and Vlad Tretiak. [Montreal Gazette, Gameworn.net]
  • The Caps may be ninth in the Eastern Conference but they are number one in DC Lottery promotions. [WBJ]
  • 7-1-0, a shutout, a 1.66 Goals Against Average, and a .935 S% have earned Philipp Grubauer ECHL Rookie of the Month honors. [ECHL.com, DSP, Rays the Roof]
  • With six goals and six assists in just nine games, Evgeny Kuznetsov was named the KHL's Best Forward for the month of January. [KHL.ru]
  • Kuznetsov and Alexander Radulov are the poster boys for today's big match between upstart Traktor and defending Gagarin Cup champs Salavat Yulaev. The game is live and free on the KHL's YouTube channel beginning at 8am. [KHL on YouTube]
  • Finally, happy 44th birthday to Frantisek Kucera, the centerpiece of one of the most important trades in Caps history.

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