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Friday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A few more notes on prospects and the new Caps, today's installment of "what to do with Mike Green" and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Analyzing the new blueliners, prospect development, Tom Wilson's fighting ways and much more in this week's Japers' Rink Mailbag. Keep those questions coming - you ask, we answer! [Rink]
  • The verdict is still out on those new defensemen for fans and media, but Karl Alzner is pretty pumped about his newest teammates. [WaPoCSNW]
  • It has indeed been a very busy offseason for the Caps - and a very expensive one so far, but hey, it's not our checkbook. [Ted's Take]
  • The busy, expensive offseason was also kind of a bizarro one. [Grantland]
  • Could the Caps' free-spending ways this summer be viewed as a threat by their Metropolitan Division rivals in Philly? [THW]
  • Looking at how the free-agent signings of the past few weeks could impact the fantasy hockey world, with a focus on the guy the Caps brought in to back up Braden Holtby. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Caps are one of 12 teams who have yet to win a Stanley Cup... and it might be a long wait yet for any of those teams to break through. [THN]
  • I guess that helps explain why Alex Ovechkin will never win a Cup. Might as well stop watching now, y'all. [The Score]
  • Now back home in his native Australia, Nathan Walker is looking to inspire the next generation of Aussie hockey players. [Herald Sun]
  • Sounds like Vitek Vanacek was just as surprised as the rest of us that he was taken so early in this year's NHL Draft. [Denik.cz]
  • Picked late in the 2011 Draft, Travis Boyd is starting to turn some heads after putting in a strong performance at last week's Development Camp. [CSNW]
  • That snazzy shootout move that caught everyone's attention? Jakub Vrana invented it himself. Creative young lad, isn't he? [RMNB]
  • Vogs finally catches up with Kevin Elgestal, the Caps' final pick in the Draft. [Monumental video]
  • We've heard that the Caps should trade Mike Green, and that the Caps shouldn't trade Mike Green. Now the Caps should... make Mike Green a forward? Perhaps a wingah! [THW (and us telling you why that's moronic here)]
  • Alex Ovechkin has a ton of hardware at home - so it's probably okay that his sick moves lost out to Alex Morgan's sick moves at the Kids' Choice Awards. [OregonLive.comRMNB]
  • Finally, happy 56th birthday to Glen Currie.