WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 10: Alexander Semin #28 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with Alex Ovechkin #8 after scoring the game winning goal in the shootout against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Verizon Center on October 10, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Your savory breakfast links:
● Is this Sayonara Sasha Day?
○ Спасибо for the memories, Alex. [RMNB (and again)]
○ "[T]his ruinous, Jupiterian thunderbolt of a shot..." From the Wayback Machine. [Two-Line Pass]
○ Seven lessons. [Caps Outsider]
● "We won't pay a lot for this
muffler free agent." A dramatic reading by George McPhee. [WaPo via Kukla, WNST]
● Tab One: This thread. Tab Two: CapGeek. Tab Three: Twitter. It's go time.
○ Players, programs, etc. [Japers' Rink, Rocking the Red in Pittsburgh, RMNB]
○ Six free agent defensemen who could help the Caps. [CSNW]
● Keith Aucoin is rolling the UFA dice and hoping they come up "one-way contract." [Patriot-News]
● Finally, happy 54th birthday to John Barrett.