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Daily Washington Capitals News and Notes: Brooks Laich limps home, Hershey continues to struggle, the NHL and NHLPA might talk after all and more.
Your savory breakfast links:
- If you missed it, be sure to check out the news of the weekend here and here (including a Brooks Laich update sure to confirm the worst fears of any fan whose players are overseas).
- Lockout 2012, Day 2093786996 (or something...we might be rounding up):
- Remember that two-week break the NHL wanted to take before resuming talks? Well... either they use a different calendar than we do or they changed their minds, because talks are expected to start up again today. Take that with whatever amount of salt you'd like. [Globe and Mail, Wash Times, Sportsnet]
- Meanwhile, unlike their NBA and NFL brethren, the NHLPA reportedly has no plans to decertify. [NY Post]
- And as the lockout continues, we wring our hands and ask the important question: Won't someone please think of the children?? [SLAM]
- The three lockouts over the last two decades have had - and likely will continue to have - lasting impacts on the legacies of some of the game's greats. [Yahoo!]
- Every cloud has its silver lining, and the silver lining to this lockout cloud is that the players have had time to give back - the latest being a charity game for the victims of Superstorm Sandy. [Wash Times, Tickets]
- More casualties and lost revenue from the lockout. The body count continues to pile up. [Patriot-News]
- If NHLers are allowed to participate, Sochi 2014 should feature some new faces on the world's biggest sports stage. [IIHF]
- Hershey continues to struggle with consistency, following up a dominant win over the Pens with a third-period collapse against the Syracuse Crunch. [Patriot-News, Caps, SHOE]
- Congratulations also go out to the Reading Royals, whose win over the Evansville IceMen gave them a franchise record-tying ninth-straight win. [@RRoyalsHockey]
- NHL analyst (and one-time Caps' captain) Bill Clement talks about his latest project, a book entitled "Everyday Leadership". [Observer-Dispatch]
- Finally, happy 51st birthday to Grant Ledyard and happy 39th to Dean Melanson.