Friday Caps Clips: In Moratorium

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Lockout's Labo(u)rs Lost, dedicated Dima, prodigal Stas, and here's why Ovi can't stay in Russia.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The lockout, it lingers:
    • The Bettman has suggested a two-week moratorium on negotiations. The NHLPA is expected to respond sometime today. [ESPN, Puck Daddy]
    • "Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives." Clearly, a Cheerless production. [Peerless]
    • The floggings lockout will continue until morale improves. [Sporting News, Winnipeg Free Press]
    • The players - generally optimistic. The owners - largely not. But why? [Puck Daddy]
    • In which even the owners may be writing their legacies with this lockout... if you're willing to take a logical leap or two. [THN]
    • The damage may be permanent. Gulp. [ESPN, Blue Jackets Xtra]
    • 1... 2... 3... All your fault! [Montreal Gazette, Backhand Shelf, Toronto Star]
  • Okay, enough unpleasantness.
  • When the lockout ends, Nicklas Backstrom is ready to wear #19 again. [Alex Ovetjkin]
  • No, KHL, you may not keep Alex Ovechkin for a post-lockout souvenir. [SB Nation DC]
  • Olie Kolzig gives his State of Caps Goaltending Address. [Capitals Voice (audio)]
  • Don Cherry is just like Dale Hunter. Practically twins, even. Ask anyone. [Globe & Mail]
  • Kelly and Kip Miller's brother Kevin is in a bit of hot water for finishing his check in a game in Switzerland 12 years ago. [PHT]
  • #needsmoreweagles [RMNB]
  • Happy 34th birthday to Josh Green.
  • Finally, SB Nation loves you and wants to make you happy, to which end they will hook one winner up with a sweet 'lectronics package and fan cave makeover.** Good luck! [SB Nation]


  • **Hockey sold separately, quantities are limited.
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