Friday Caps Clips

May 2, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save on Washington Capitals center Marcus Johansson (90) during the first period of game three in the Eastern Conference semifinals of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

Your savory breakfast links:

● To check or not to check. Just two of the topics discussed by Caps GM George McPhee and NBC analyst Eddie Olcyk, as they keynoted the 2012 National Hockey Coaches Symposium. [USA Hockey (story, video with bonus Craig Laughlin)]

● Labor Links:

Toronto rolls out the red carpet for Uncle Ted. [Ted's Take]

Sweden's Eliteserien has voted to accept locked-out NHLers only if they sign a full year contract. [Puck Worlds, svd.se, Hockeyramblings]

Though certainly Dmitry Orlov's former KHL GM would like to see him come back. [LiveSport.ru]

Catching up with Brian Pothier. [Caps365]

In Caps prospect action, Filip Forsberg's two goals helped AllSvenskan Leksands defeat SEL Skellefteå by a score of 5-2. [Aftonbladet]

In Caps fill-in-the-blank action, Evgeny Kuznetsov made a commercial for a Chelyabinsk shopping mall while on rollerblades and wearing a Caps hat. Such a tease. [FanShot]

Oh hai there Jamie Heward, who has been named as assistant coach for the WHL Swift Current Broncos. [Regina Leader-Post]

● In election years, we follow the money. [Slapshot]

Finally, happy 39th birthday to Andrew Brunette, and happy 53rd to Gary Sampson.

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