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Posted at 05:46 AM ET, 03/02/2010

Jose Theodore finds his sanctuary on the ice



Capitals goaltender Jose Theodore continues to cope with the pain from the death of his infant son in August, and somehow finds the focus required to achieve success on the ice:

"Obviously, it's a tough story for anybody," he said. "It's not something people are comfortable talking about. People say to me, 'I can't imagine.' To be honest, they can't imagine. They can try to imagine. But until you are there, you can't put yourself in those people's shoes." | Full story »

*Here's the info on how to make a donation to Saves for Kids.


Morning links:

*Michael Wilbon's not looking to make friends with Caps fans, I gather, based on his latest post about Sidney Crosby vs. Alex Ovechkin:

Capitals fans might as well stop with the argument that Ovechkin is a better player; sure he is a bigger scorer and more entertaining player. But he can't get his team past Crosby's teams and they're undeniable rivals and will be for the length of their careers. Right now, Ovechkin would need a telescope to see Crosby, who's that far ahead in this race.

*Shaone Morrisonn on whether he hates Crosby. ( Bog )

*GMGM answers some questions (but not really at all):

Q: So you're not inclined to make a trade?
A: We've played really well this season. We have good players and they're well coached and we have good chemistry and I don't want to tinker with that too much. So I don't know if anything will develop. We'll see."

*Ovie is a trooper. He took three flights across the country late Sunday night and still showed up at practice in the morning, even though he didn't have to go. Hear that Wilbon?

*"For all of the individual achievements, ultimate success has escaped Ovechkin's grasp. " (Corey for CSN )

*Ovie back at work after a long journey. (Corey for NHL.com )

*Ovie wants to win. ( Alex Ovetjkin )

*By the numbers: March schedule. ( Rock the Red )

*See, they've already started hating on Wilbon. And somehow Dan Steinberg comes out the hero. ( Russian Machine Never Breaks )

*Miracle on Ice was a WJLA fail. ( Bog )

*On Caps tickets. ( Bog )

*Crosby is Sid Vicious. ( Bog again)

*America likes hockey? ( On Frozen Blog )

*Yes! They like it! They really like it! ( Ted's Take )

*Caps rested, ready to go. ( Homer McFanboy )

*Trade deadline options. ( DC Examiner )

*Weekly snapshot. ( Storming the Crease )

*More links to Wilbon. ( Peerless )

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