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"Я хотел бы поблагодарить академию ..."
"Я хотел бы поблагодарить академию ..."

Your savory breakfast links:

  • A few more looks at the Stefan Della Rovere for D.J. King trade. [Hockey Buzz, Peerless, Ravings of a Rink Rebel, Musings of a Hockey Mom,  Hershey perspective at Lebanon Daily News, Blues perspective at St. Louis Today]
  • It's almost like watching a plan come together. [Peerless, and also see this comment]
  • Corey Pronman gives his review of the 2010 draft.  The Caps most likely benefited from the "Russian Factor."  (But note that Sawyer Hannan is not Capitals property.  That pick was traded to Toronto to move up to get Philipp Grubauer.) [Premium Scouting]
  • Hershey has hired a few more farmhands.  [Hershey Bears]
  • Alex Ovechkin will be the recipient today of his fifth straight Kharlamov Trophy as best Russian player in the NHL,.  It is awarded annually by Sovietsky Sport based on the votes of the Russian players. [Alex Ovetjkin]
  • And Ovie is officially installed on the tallest building in Raleigh, NC along with Eric Staal, Jonathan Toews, and Sidney Crosby.  Which can only mean it's nearly time for the All-Star Game. [Jamie Kellner via Flckr, link goes to the largest version]
  • The SOB line keeps good company. [Puck Prospectus]
  • If you were making a list of players who do the most with the least, which Capital would you pick?  Exactly. []
  • Now that Tomas Fleischmann is under contract, it's time to look at those twenty three goals he scored last season.  [Jumping the Glass]
  • Mackan gets mic'd. [Caps365]
  • Variations on a theme: Pride and Prejudice
  • Somebody buy this man a sweater already. [JtG]
  • A reminder that there is a price to be paid for goonery. [Butterflies and Black Aces]
  • Head over to Aiden's Auction, bid on cool Caps stuff, help a little baby get better. Win-Win! [FanPost]
  • RMNB is turning one and having a party to celebrate.  I'm going. How 'bout you? [RMNB]
  • SteinBog broke the news yesterday that Tarik El-Bashir is leaving the Capitals beat. We are still in shock.  We wish you all the best, Tarik. But we shall miss you something fierce. [CapsNewsNetwork]
  •  Finally, the new WaPo Caps beat reporter is Katie Carrera. Welcome aboard!