Your savory breakfast links:
- During last year's playoffs, the Post's Barry Svrluga wrote a story that detailed the health issues with which Mike Green's mother was dealing and how that kept her from being able to watch her sons games live. Apparently that's still the case as her son tries to make Canada's Olympic Team. [Calgary Herald]
- Speaking of which, Pierre LeBrun calls Green a "long shot" to make the team (really?) and Joe Pelletier has him as the seventh best blueliner in camp (which sneaks him onto the roster, just ahead of Dion Phaneuf). But when you read tweets from camp describing "Offensive zone drills w/defensmen dropping down for back door play." while noting "This will be an extremely active blueline," and Scott Niedermayer and Mike Babcock aren't shy about offering praise, you've got to think his chances are pretty decent.
- Matt Bradley did a promo for D.C. United and got a sweet customized jersey (kit?) for his efforts. But with his own name on the back, is it a jersey foul? [@paulrovnak]
- Brads, John Erskine and Anton Gustafsson all took a few minutes to chat up Tarik out at Kettler yesterday. [Capitals Insider]
- A nightmare scenario for every team, including a pretty accurate one for the Caps. [The Hockey News]
- In Calgary (WHL), they're salivating at the prospect of having "the circuit's top sniper" back for another year. That player? Joel Broda. [SLAM! Sports]
- Joe Juneau was apparently at Team Canada's Olympic Camp yesterday. Juneau, of course, was a member of Canada's silver medal team in Albertville in 1992 and led that tourney in scoring. [@Jeff Marek]
- John Walton Hockey has gotten a facelift in time for the new season. [John Walton Hockey]
- Finally, Happy 47th birthday to Adam Oates, who has the most career points of any eligible player not currently in the Hall of Fame and the most assists of anyone not in the Hall, and was the oldest player ever to lead the League in assists when he tallied 64 in 2001-02 at the age of 39.