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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The latest on the lockout, Backstrom and Ovechkin reuniting, King Wojtek of Poland and more.
Your savory breakfast links:
● Lots of lockout news and opinion, so let's dive right in:
○ The League made a new offer that
must have tested well in the focus group sounds like a step in the right direction... [Puck Daddy, CBC, ESPN, TSN, National Post, Backhand Shelf, NHL Numbers, Sporting News, SI, WashTimes, WaPo, SB Nation DC]
○ Karl Alzner was "thrilled to see a legitimate proposal" (which one would imagine wouldn't be Donald Fehr's reaction to seeing his locked out players praising the other side so effusively). [WashTimes]
○ So, uh, expansion? [Puck Daddy]
○ Will the fans come back after the lockout? Maybe not here as much as elsewhere. [NHL Numbers]
● Legendary player, good cause. [Capitals]
● Finally, happy 28th birthday to Sami Lepisto.