BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA - MAY 12: Alexander Ovechkin of Russia looks dejected during the IIHF World Championship quarter final match between Canada and Russia at Orange Arena on May 12, 2011 in Bratislava, Slovakia. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Your savory breakfast links:
- In case you missed it in the overnight, Part 2 of a pretty interesting Alex Ovechkin interview (and look for another translation from us later this morning). [Japers' Rink]
- A look ahead to July 1 and beyond. [MD Pro Sports]
- Fans around the League covet Brooks Laich. [Five Minutes For Fighting]
- The Caps are the 27th-best franchise among the four major sports (down from 11th last year). [D.C. Sports Bog]
- Finally, happy 30th birthday to Alexandre Giroux, happy 33rd to Dainius Zubrus, and happy 57th to Tony White.