Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals warms up before the game against the Florida Panthers at the Verizon Center on December 9 2010 in Washington DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Your savory breakfast links:
- Earthquake! O, the humanity. [Capitals Outsider, Peerless, @sarahwaters96, @YoCalleJo]
- Buy or sell "a reasonable expectation of 18 goals plus 52 assists for 70 points in 81 games for [Nicklas Backstrom], not much improvement over last year"? [Insider2]
- A look ahead to John Erskine's 2011-12. [RtR]
- Here's Matt Hendricks and John Carlson being awesome for an awesome charity. [CSN Washington (video)]
- You know the drill - go vote. [CBS Washington]
- Finally, happy 38th birthday to Andrew Brunette, and happy 52nd to Gary Sampson.