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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Development Camp has come and gone, and there are plenty of wrap-ups from Corey, CapsChick, and The Capital Letter, and a few "awards" (feel free to add your own in the comments), including:
    • Tarik's Three Stars of Camp: Michael Dubuc, Mathieu Perreault, John Carlson
    • Peerless's Three Stars fo the Week: John Carlson, Michael Dubuc, Braden Holtby
    • Corey's All-Camp Teams - First Team: F-Mathieu Perreault, F-Michael Dubuc, F-Cody Eakin, D-John Carlson, D-Dmitri Orlov, G-Braden Holtby; Second Team: F-Trevor Bruess, F-Stefan Della Rovere, F-Garrett Mitchell, D-Zach Miskovic, D-Joe Finley, G-Garrett Zemlak
  • Recaps of the final scrimmage from Vogs, Peerless, OFB and Puckhead's Thoughts, and pictures from Caps In Pictures.
  • Bruess on what type of player he models his game after: "I like guys who are complete players, someone who can be a top-five goal scorer and is willing to fight for his team and do anything to win. That's what I'd like to be." [Capitals Kremlin]
  • "Jay Beagle was once a nonroster guy. Now he has played seven games for the Caps - including four in the postseason. Miskovic and [Jake] Hauswirth were here last summer, and now they're back with contracts in hand." Who's this year's Cinderella story? [Washington Times]
  • Bruce Boudreau on Anton Gustafsson: "He's an unknown right now. We'll wait until September and watch him in camp. He's a signed first-round guy who everyone says is a good player so we'll go with that." Uh huh. [Capitals Kremlin]
  • The Caps have played the third-most games (regular season and playoffs) in the Eastern Conference since the start of the 2007-08 season, which is interesting, but here's a killer stat: "the Penguins have played 13 Stanley Cup finals games in the past two seasons, that’s as many as Washington, Philadelphia and Boston have combined to play in the past 22 seasons (their combined record: 1-12)." [PensBurgh]
  • "Everyone outside of Vancouver may have forgotten, but [Brendan] Morrison can flat out play.... At $1.5 million for one year, Morrison could wind up with one of the NHL’s top PPD – points per dollar." [The Hockey News]
  • John Tortorella speaks out on his new tough guy, Donald Brashear. My guess is Scotty Hockey's still not buying it. [NY Post]
  • Tom Poti's bachelor party - what happens at Foxwoods stays at Foxwoods? [Boston.com]
  • "Spanking-new and controversial." Yep: Hot Stick. [Jacksonville Observer]
  • Keith Aucoin: born winner. [New England Hockey Journal]
  • For more on the Keith Seabrook trade, check out the Calgary Sun and Calgary Herald.
  • Sergei and Fedor Fedorov will wear mirror numbers - 18 and 81, respectively - for Magnitogorsk. Awww. [Russia Today]
  • Four years ago today, "Alexander Ovechkin, the Washington Capitals' No. 1 overall draft pick last year, ended weeks of speculation about his immediate future ... when he chose the Capitals over his Russian hockey club." The world would never be the same again.
  • Finally, Happy 59th Birthday to former Cap player and, more notably, head coach Terry Murray.