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Wednesday Caps Clips: Captain and Coach Receive Praise

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • O Captain! Our captain! [WashTimes, WaPo, ESPN, HF]
  • Dale Hunter pushed the right buttons on Tuesday night, eh? [WashTimes, CSNW]
  • Meanwhile, Huntsy's still bleeding for the Caps. [Windsor Star]
  • Yesterday was a scheduled day off after seven-straight days of skating for Nicklas Backstrom (who says he's "at 50-60 percent"). [WaPo, CSNW]
  • Milestone alert: today is George McPhee's 5,400th day on the job, making him the longest-tenured Caps GM ever. [Dump 'n Chase]
  • Mike Knuble was on NHL Live yesterday. [Caps365 video]
  • Despite the fact that they're no lock for a playoff spot, "[a]re the Capitals the Southeast Division's best hope to make a playoff run this spring?" [ESPN ($)]
  • Speaking of the Caps being on the playoff bubble, here's a snapshot of where they are. [PHT]
  • Keith Aucoin has been a pleasant surprise. [Sick, Unbelievable]
  • Relive the 2011-12 season so far in just a couple of minutes (it's less-painful that way). [CSNW]
  • Fantasy folks take note: Michal Neuvirth might be on the rise. [ESPN]
  • Karl Alzner's bobblehead does not look like Karl Alzner. [Capitals Outsider]
  • Take 5 with 52. [Capitals Voice]
  • The second in the series on Hunter and London Knights is up. [WashTimes]
  • Notes from Tuesday's practice in Hershey... [Patriot-News]
  • ... where the penalty kill is killing it. [Patriot-News]
  • How free agency in the KHL might impact Evgeny Kuznetsov's decision to cross the pond. [RMNB]
  • Stanislav Galiev rocks the pre-playoff 'hawk. [Caps OT]
  • Finally, happy 21st birthday to Patrick Wey and happy 46th to Al Iafrate.

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