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Thursday Caps Clips: Ever Green

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Mike Green goes back on the shelf, Dima Orlov goes back to the farm, and the Rink goes back o see what Brett Hull said about Ovi.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Caps returned to Kettler for the first of two days of practice before Friday's date with Detroit.
  • In general. Monumental video (Capitals Report,Oates)]
    • Oh, bother.  Mike Green did not take the ice for practice, and the team announced he is "day-to-day" with Ye Olde Lower Boddie Injurie... [WaPo, CSNW,, Dump 'n' Chase]
    • ... though his teammates appear to be prepping for at least a game without him. [WaPo]
    • With Green on the shelf and Dmitry Orlov in Charlotte with the Bears, Jay Beagle suited up as a right-handed defenseman for practice, though he prob'ly shouldn't expect to get too comfortable on the blueline. [@WashTimesMike]
  • Your Capitals Minute for today. [Capitals Voice]
  • GM George McPhee gave his quarter-pole State of the Skate address [Monumental (video), CSNW]
  • When scoring lines don't... [Rink, THW]
  • ... and when non-scoring lines do. [WaPo]
  • Say, how 'bout that Joel Ward? [CSNW, RMNB]
  • Brooks Laich sez there ain't no celly like a Wardo celly. [106.7 The Fan]
  • And that Marcus Johansson fellow, you oughta see him outwork Lumbus for that assist on the OT goal. [Rink]
  • Jason Chimera talked contracts and Cups. [ESPN980 (audio)]
  • In which the rookie class of 2013 gets its Movember on with Karl Alzner. Trending up in the Caps' dressing room: ADORBS/60. [Monumental (video)]
  • Today in Ray Emery outrage, the League's Managers General may be ready to consider updating the rulebook to cover goalie assaults. [CSNW]
  • "But wherever I go, I am not introduced as a 10-time World Champion. I am introduced as a three time Olympic Champion, and it matters."  Russian Hockey Federation president Vladimir Tretiak stops by the Phone Booth and discusses the challenges ahead for Team Russia. [Puck Daddy]
  • Beer me. [bizjournals]
  • From the Japers' Wayback Machine, here's Brett Hull one year ago, talking about Alex Ovechkin and his new head coach. [WaPo (and our somewhat related thoughts)]
  • Caps alum Brian Pothier is still struggling with the after-effects of multiple concussions. Aw, Potsy. [SCT]
  • Get yer Hockey n Heels on. [We're A Caps Family]
  • Finally, happy 37th birthday to Brad Church, happy 57th to Jim Bedard, happy 69th to Rod Seiling (one game played!), happy 71st to Bugsy Watson, and happy [redacted] to our buddy Joe Beninati.

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