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via the shoebox next to my desk
via the shoebox next to my desk

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Today's must-read interview: Alex Semin. [Alex Ovetjkin]
  • "If Michael Nylander is close to agreeing to play next season in the Kontinental Hockey League ... that's news to Nylander's agent." [Capitals Insider]
  • Of course, it was also news to Nylander's agent when he signed with Washington two summers ago. [Capitals Insider c. July, 2007 (h/t @EmptyMaybe)]
  • And it wouldn't be unusual for a player to have a different agent to handle his European business, as Sergei Fedorov had earlier this summer. [@AllenPope]
  • Finally, there isn't much of a role for an agent in any Nylander-to-the-KHL transaction anyway - his pay is set, regardless of where he plays. [Our post on the subject]
  • On to happier topics, Milan Jurcina's agent on his client's arbitration hearing yesterday: "Both sides were professional, and I don't believe anybody came out from the hearing feeling anybody delivered any low blows." [In the Room]
  • Even happier (well, for Bears fans at least), Bryan Helmer has re-signed with the Bears. [John Walton Hockey and HBH, who looks at the organizational implications of the transaction]
  • Alex Ovechkin finally admits to punching Evgeni Malkin's agent. [Russia Today via Alex Ovetjkin]
  • AO was/is on the cover of Russia's version of Men's Health, and if you wanted to see him sans shirt, this is the video for you. [Alex Ovetjkin]
  • This article is worth it for the graphic alone. [CBS News]
  • Sticking with politics (the third-rail of hockey blogging), Chris Cillizza (or his web producer) shows a little Caps love. [The Fix via FanShot]
  • The Ducks have named former Caps goalie Pete Peeters as their new goaltending consultant. Peeters was 70-41-15/3.06/.887 for Washington over his four years in town, and is in the top five all-time in most franchise goaltending categories. []
  • Speaking of the Ducks, where was I when they sold for just $70 million five years ago? I feel like I could have pulled that kind of funding together, had I known. [From the Rink]
  • Honestly, I feel like I've been waiting my entire blogging life for this post to be written. [Puck Prospectus]
  • Finally, going through some things I stumbled across this little piece of awesomeness:


    It's a patch with details (click image to enlarge) sewn on a felt base from who-knows-when. Want one of your own? Head on over to eBay.