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Wednesday Caps Clips: Back Where They Belong

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: McPhee, Oates and Ovechkin meet the press, the players go for a twirl and more.

Patrick McDermott

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Notes and Notes and assorted whatnot from yesterday out at Kettler:
  • Oh, and there's still plenty of CBA-related stuff to go around:
    • The IIHF is willing to work to keep the NHL in the Olympics. [Sporting News, ESPN]
    • "The Luongo Rule." [Puck Daddy]
    • A shortened season? Legit. [Hockey News]
    • On Gary Bettman's job security. [SI]
    • Did the lockout put more endorsement rubles in Ovi's wallet? [RMNB]
  • So yeah, if you're feeling like you've got a final exam coming up that and you haven't cracked a book all semester, get caught up at our Season Preview hub (unless, of course, you have an actual final coming up and you haven't cracked a book all semester, in which case... you're screwed).
  • Buy or sell the Caps as in the 18-21 range of NHL teams? [ESPN ($)]
  • Either way, "Just Get In" sounds like a pretty solid goal right now. [Peerless]
  • New guy snapshot: Joey Crabb. [DC Pro Sports Report]
  • Congrats to Boyd Kane on his 1000th professional game (eight of which were played in a Caps uniform). [SG&B]
  • Tomas Kundratek and the Bears win again. [Patriot-News, SG&B, SHoE]
  • Chatting up Filip Forsberg post-WJCs. [Capitals Voice, with a note on Forsberg at Hockey Prospectus]
  • Finally, happy 58th birthday to Bruce Boudreau... miss you... call me.