PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Filip Forsberg, drafted 11th overall by the Washington Capitals, poses for a portrait during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Your savory breakfast links:
● Team Russia's North American scout, former NHLer Igor Kravchuk, talks about building the national team - so naturally a few familiar names are part of the discussion. [Alex Ovetjkin, AllSports.ru (original)]
● Put yourself in Braden Holtby skates in Game 1 of the Caps-Bruins series as part of NHL13's new feature, "Moments Live". Although if we're revising history, Game 7 of the second round could use a polish... [EA Sports]
● Right now, the owners have all the control in the CBA negotiations... but that could change as January (and the Winter Classic) draws ever closer. [Slap Shot]
● Finally, happy 49th birthday to Shawn Cronin.