Tuesday Caps Clips

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 12: Goalie Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals looks on in the second dperiod against 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:

● Buy or sell: the Caps have the 111th best uniforms in North American pro sports. Hey, at least they beat the Penguins at something... [NFL.com]

The Washington Post's venerable Tom Boswell weighs in on the likelihood of a lockout-shortened season for the NHL. [WaPo]

● If you didn't think the impending battle in net between Braden Holtby and Michal Neuvirth was interesting, well... Neuvy just made it so. [iSports.cz (via RMNB), Puck Daddy]

Oh, and there's a Part II to the interview, with shots fired a-plenty? [RMNB]

● Just another reminder that, lockout or no, there will be some great - and historic - hockey going on just up the road as Hershey kicks off their 75th season. [Hockey Writers]

● How well he's able to maintain his focus may go a long way to determining how Holtby's numbers look in the future. [Peerless]

Evgeny Kuznetsov is apparently tearing it up in the KHL's preseason. Twice the salt in the wound, considering the fact that Caps fans likely won't see either one in DC this fall. [RMNB]

In international junior team tournament action, Caps goalie prospect Steffen Soberg and Team Norway were shelled for nine unanswered goals (on 50 shots) by Avangard Omsk's MHL team, Yastreby Omskie. [khl.mhl.ru]

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