March 11, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth (30) waves to fans after being named number one star of the game after the Capitals' game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: The Capitals won 2-0. Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE
Your savory breakfast links:
● The fantasy folks at NHL.com give the edge in the Caps net to... Michal Neuvirth (though it looks as if his competition isn't all that weak, relatively). [NHL.com (with more on fantasy goaltending at Puck Daddy)]
● The Caps have had the fourth-best summer in the East. [The Star]
● Renewed pessimism on the labor front, as the League has rejected the union's latest offer and talks being suspended indefinitely. (Go ahead and book that October vacation.) [Puck Daddy, WaPo, CSNW]
● I guess this is the "stand" Jeff Halpern is talking about making. We'll see how long it lasts. [CSNW]
● What, no Mathieu Biron? [NHL.com]
● Finally, happy 48th birthday to Brian Bellows and happy 52nd to Alan Haworth.