NEW YORK, NY - MAY 12: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals sets up in front of the net against Michael Del Zotto #4 of the New York Rangers in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
Your savory breakfast links:
○ ... Dale Hunter, for example. London's calling ... [LFP]
○ ... and there's some other guys looking for contracts, with handy chart. [WaPo]
○ ... but ultimately, defeated by the superior team. [WashTimes]
● Through two rounds, no team played shorthanded more that the Caps, and lots of other interesting numbers. [RMNB]
● Reflections on a red-rocking rookie season. [Caps B-Ball]
● It was long past time to launder that jersey, gents. [Puck Buddys]
● Here's more on David Bondra and his decision to become a Spartan. [Detroit News (video), s/t to sk84fun_DC]
● Programming note: Our annual Rink Wrap feature kicks off today at 11. Karl Alzner is up first, so kennel the dogs and get your gold stars ready.
● Finally, happy 44th birthday to Steve Seftel.