Tarik is also happy to be home with his family for the first time in 2010, so to give him a little break, Gene Wang will be covering today's practice. Updates to come.
In the meantime, here's what you may have missed over the weekend, plus a few other odds and ends:
*The Caps have several options for the next captain, but if Alex Ovechkin wants it that badly, you've got to give it to him -- right?
*Is Varly hurt? We'll have an update today. ( Tim Leone )
*Caps rap. Ohmygoodness. ( On Frozen Blog )
*The kiddies love Ovechkin. ( Alex Ovetjkin )