Daily Washington Capitals News and Notes: Oates enters the Hall in the shadow of failing CBA negotiations, Hershey drops a pair and more.
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- It's time to celebrate, as after a weekend of festivities (and almost a decade of waiting), Caps' coach Adam Oates will officially be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame tonight. Congrats, sir. [CBC, Dump 'n Chase, WaPo, Wash Times, ESPN, NHL.com, PHT]
- Speaking of the Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, this year's takes place beneath a cloud of labor uncertainty... which begs the question, should Gary Bettman attend? [SLAM, Sporting News]
- And speaking of Bettman and the ongoing lockout, things are going downhill. Fast. Again. Shock. [Kukla, RDS Google translate), ESPN, TSN, SLAM, SI.com, Sportsnet, CBC]
- Despite a win over Wilkes-Barre on Friday, fifth-place Hershey remains in fifth place thanks to back-to-back losses to St. Johns and Portland over the weekend. [Stuccio, SHOE, Patriot-News (and again), LD News]
- One-on-one with Braden Holtby (remember him?) [Caps365]
- In cheerier news, the Reading Royals rode a 32-save win by Brandon Anderson to first place in the Atlantic Division. In less cheery news, those jerseys... yikes. [Caps Outsider]
- Patrick Wey wins a Holy War. [RMNB]
- Finally, happy 50th birthday to Mark Hunter.