Jul 30, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, right, watches Maria Kirilenko (RUS).
Your savory breakfast links:
● Washington announces its big free agent signing of the summer as they welcome old friend Brett Leonhardt back to the Caps' staff as video coach. And perhaps Stretch will consent to drop some pre-game tunes, for old times' sake. [Dump 'n' Chase, WaPo, CSNW]
● The many faces of Olympic Ovi. [NBC4, @kirivechkin, and welcome back Alex Ovetjkin]
● Evaluating the state of GMGM's summertime "to do" list. [Rant Sports (warning: auto-play video on page)]
● Steel-cut Oates. [Hockeyshopped]
● The Hockey News Wayback machine takes us to an Easter Sunday in 1987. Too soon? [THN]
● Here's a first look at the rosters for the Team USA Junior Team Evaluation Camp this weekend. Several Caps prospies will be competing ... [USoH (Defensemen, Blue forwards, White forwards)]
● ... but unfortunately, Swedish defenseman prospect Christian Djoos was cut from the Tre Kronor travel team when he sustained a concussion in a friendly against the Czechs. [arbetarbladet.se (link in Svensk)]
● Finally, happy 44th birthday to Bobby Babcock.