Wednesday Caps Clips

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Brooks Laich is a Flyer, Swedes get their MDNA on, and Adam Oates says Wayne Gretzky "beat me in everything."

Your savory breakfast links:

● The Capitals' lockout diaspora continues to take shape:

Brooks Laich has signed with the Flyers. The Flyers of Kloten, Switzerland, that is. Brooks can be handsome in three languages now ... [WaPo, CSNWSB Nation DC, NBC4, TVA Sports, Blick.ch]

○ ... Dmitry Orlov will continue plying his trade and growing his game in Hershey, along with his trusty translator Stan Galiev ... [Patriot-News]

○ ... and Alex Semin will prepare for his Carolina Hurricanes debut by scrimmaging a bit with his hometown Sokol Krasnoyarsk of the VHL. Once a Falcon, always a Falcon. [WaPo, CSNW, Puck Daddy, RMNB, Sokol Krasnoyarsk]

● Closer to home, the Swedish House Mafia shared funemployment and the Verizon Center stage with Madge. [RMNB]

● Lockout-to-lockout with Jason Chimera. [Peerless]

● Go to the link to find out how Michal Neuvirth and Braden Holtby stack up in the Eastern Conference fantasy goalie rankings, stay for the Chimera/Adam Oates connection. [Dobber Hockey]

● Speaking of Coach Oates, pull up a chair and set a spell. There's a lockout on and he's got stories to tell. [CSNW]

● The Hershey Bears Hockey Club is preparing to open training camp on the eve of its 75th season. That's a lot of puck. [Dump 'n 'Chase]

● When hometown hockey happens, your in-game experience will be brought to you by Hipcricket. Huzzah. [MarketWatch]

○ But until hometown hockey happens, we shall keep calm and carry on blog our disappointment. [Capital Spirit]

● Finally, we hope that all of our casual readers and dedicated community members are enjoying the fresh coat of paint and spackle plus vastly upgraded mobile capabilities of the new SB United platform. We were extremely pleased with the rollout and plan to keep serving up more hockey goodness even as the season-that-isn't continues to tease. Here's a bit more on the behind-the-scenes at SB Nation. [Nieman Journalism Lab, AdWeek]

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