Saturday Caps Clips

WASHINGTON - APRIL 28: Jaroslav Halak #41 of the Montreal Canadiens celebrates as Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals skates away following the Canadiens 2-1 win in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center on April 28, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Your savory breakfast links:

● When the Flyers signed Shea Weber to a massive offer sheet the other day, it picked a scab that's never quite healed for Caps fans. [SB Nation DC]

● And while we're strolling down memory lane, how about remembering the Caps' first playoff goal ever? [Capitals Voice]

● Who's the most influential player in hockey in terms of how the game's played these days? Hint: shaky hand. [Peerless]

● You asked (well, maybe not you you), CSNW's Chuck Gormley answered. [CSNW]

● Putting Nicklas Backstrom on a list of candidates for bounce-back seasons is a bit of a cop-out (where's Sidney Crosby - he only had 37 points last season!) but whatevs. [NHL.com]

Alexander Semin "is not a highly valued individual – at least, in combination with his contract demands – right now." ... [THN]

● ... but Carolina's still interested in signing him to a one-year pact. [PHT]

● What to expect when you're Wolski-ing. [RtR]

Vogs chats up Jason Chimera. [Caps365 (video)]

● Wojtek Wolski and Joel Ward ping pong it up for concussion awareness. [Backhand Shelf]

● If you've got $150 burning a hole in your pocket and a healthy affection for John Carlson, this post is for you. [RMNB]

Braden Holtby sighting at Scott Hartnell and Clarke MacArthur's charity golf outing. [Lamb Studios]

● Another year, another missed Stampede for David Civitarese. [Caps Outsider]

● Party! [CSNW]

● Finally, happy 31st birthday to Timo Helbling.

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