Your savory breakfast links:
- "Mutual interest." The rumo(u)rs are rolling regarding a possible Caps management role for Wayne Gretzky. [NYPost, Edmonton Sun, TFP]
- The year in...
- Looking ahead to Philipp Grubauer's 2014-15. [THW]
- Peruse the Caps' player pantry. Here's $13 million in cap room. How would you spend it? [CSNW]
- Time for a prospect pool update. [HF]
- Speaking of prospects, Garrett Haar and the Portland Winterhawks are up two games to none over the Edmonton Oil Kings, halfway to the WHL championship and a berth at the Memorial Cup tournament. Game Three is Tuesday in EDM. [Yahoo Sports]
- Mike Ribeiro didn't quite work out as expected for Phoenix this season, but luckily he's got three more years to make it right. [THW]
- Hockey's loss was LaxNation's gain as Joe Beninati returned to his roots to call some lacrosse for CSN. [RMNB]
- Finally, happy 49th birthday to Grant Jennings, who is the only player in franchise history to have appeared in the playoffs for the Caps but never a regular season game.