Tuesday Caps Clips

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: Dennis Wideman #6 of the Washington Capitals looks on as the New York Rangers celebrate a first period goal scored by Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Your savory breakfast links:

● A look at the Caps' unrestricted free agents... [WaPo (with more on Dennis Wideman at CSNW)]

● ... and a look at those on whose free agency restrictions are placed. [WaPo]

Dale Hunter has words of wisdom for Patrick Roy (and some other thoughts, while he's at it). [Globe and Mail, with more from (and on) Dale at the LFP]

● Discuss the possibility of trading Alex Ovechkin, get page views. Lather, rinse, repeat. [TFP (with a Tomas Vokoun-to-LA rumor thrown in), PHT]

● 2011-12 was full of surprises for the Caps, and one of the pleasant ones was the play of Jay Beagle. [NBC4 Washington]

● It may not have been all that surprising, but Jeff Schultz's 2011-12 could probably be classified as unpleasant. [Peerless]

Karl Alzner's, however, was pretty super, on and off the ice. [RMNB, Caps Outsider]

Jeff Halpern's return to D.C. had its ups and downs. [RtR]

Stas Galiev as a replacement for Alexander Semin? No pressure, kid. [CSNW, with much more on Galiev and teammate Tomas Jurco at Buzzing the Net]

● Speaking of Semin, he doesn't care much about what those "who never came on the ice and never played, and who write" think about him. Hey, wait a minute. [RIA Novosti]

Matt Hendricks and Defending the Blue Line - good dude, good cause. [RtR, StarTribune]

● Some leftovers regarding Russia's win at Worlds. [Dump 'n Chase, Puck Daddy, Capitals, WaPo]

● Thoughts on the summer ahead. [justanothersportsfan]

Many of your favorite Caps in... acrylics? [Bēhance]

John Walton reflects on his first year calling Caps games, starting, appropriately, at the beginning. [Capitals Voice]

● Finally, SB Nation DC is looking for a Caps Editor. Interested? [@SBNationDC]

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