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Friday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Mitch Korn the goalie whisperer, being tough enough to keep up with... Carcillo... and more.


Your savory breakfast links:

  • Projecting the milestone potential of Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, crafting the perfect mutant hockey player and more in this week's Japers' Rink Mailbag. [Rink]
  • Check out our version of the NIT with some fringe GIFs that didn't make the cut for the main event (and stay tuned for the winners of both later today...) [Rink]
  • There are some pretty great right wings in the NHL, but the only way you're keeping Ovechkin off the top of the list is to move him back to the left side. []
  • It is just really hard not to like everything about Mitch Korn... aka "the goalie whisperer". [CSNW]
  • The Caps have announced the full rookie camp schedule, with the festivities kicking off next Thursday and wrapping up with the annual rookie game against the Flyers on the 16th. [CapsWaPo]
  • Well-known pain in the rear Daniel Carcillo has been signed to a pro tryout deal with the Penguins; if they sign him, are the Caps tough enough to compete? Tough enough to handle... Carcillo. Yes. [CSNW]
  • As his son gets ready to battle it out for an NHL roster spot, Andre Burakovsky's father, Robert (who will turn 48 in November) is contemplating a return to professional hockey himself. [AftonbladetExpressen]
  • If Burakovsky fils makes the cut, he could be a sleeper candidate for rookie of the year honors. What, no Kuznetsov? [THW]
  • Sure, the 'Z' team is in the books; but let's not forget the 'A-E-I-O-U' and sometimes 'Y' crew! [Peerless]
  • Andrew Gordon has fled to the *shudder* Flyers organization, but he has some kind words for the new Bears' backup goalie, his former IceCaps teammate Eddie Pasquale. [Patriot-News (and again)]
  • For all those Caps fans and members of the Tribe who wish to combine their two religions... look no further, for here is Alex Ovechkin in mezuzah form. Unleash the shalom! [Rink]
  • Former Cap Mike Grier will serve as one of the head coaches for the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects game in Buffalo later this month. [WNY Papers]
  • Meanwhile, former Caps' draft pick Keith Seabrook has embarked on a much different career path - he's become part-owner of a Vancouver jewelry store. [Vancouver Sun]
  • Happy 49th birthday to Mark Ferner.
  • And finally, here's Brooks Laich getting in a workout at a Saskatchewan Gold's Gym... or an 80s training montage, one or the other: