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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25:  Evgeny Kuznetsov, drafted 26th overall by the Washington Capitals, poses on stage during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Evgeny Kuznetsov, drafted 26th overall by the Washington Capitals, poses on stage during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Five years from now, we might look back on the 2010 Draft and tab the Caps as the weekend's biggest winners. [SI]
  • Dmitry Chesnokov chats with Caps first-rounder Evgeny Kuznetsov (pictured, in his "I fight for truth, justice and the Capitals way" pose). [Puck Daddy]
  • Video of the Caps making the Kuznetsov pick. [FanShot]
  • Sam Carrier gets some recognition from the press back in Lewiston. [Lewiston Sun Journal]
  • A bit on Philipp Grubauer. [Goalie Guild (scroll down)]
  • The Caps "would love the Vancouver Canucks' Willie Mitchell on the open market if his health is good." So would I. [Edmonton Journal]
  • Would Shawn Horcoff be an ideal second-line center for the Caps? Not at that cap hit. [Edmonton Journal (with a note on Chris Bourque, too)]
  • Tomas Fleischmann: the ninth-best Czech hockey player in the world in 2009-10? [Prague Daily Monitor]
  • Is the Southeast Division emerging from "laughing stock" status? The group certainly got a lot better at the Draft. [PHT]
  • An organization-wide look at the Caps' blueline. [Live In Red]
  • In the weekend's Clips you saw a couple of goofy pics of the Caps' top-two picks, but they weren't alone in being hazed (only explanation I can come up with for these shots). [Puck Daddy]
  • Per the HHoF, on this date back in 1994, "Washington Capitals traded Mike Ridley with a 1st round draft choice in 1994 (Eric Fichaud) to the Toronto Maple Leafs, in exchange for Rob Pearson and a 1st round draft choice in 1994 (Nolan Baumgartner)."
  • Finally, happy 43rd birthday to Patrice Lefebvre (who is nothing if not well-traveled).