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Via the shoebox next to JP's desk
Via the shoebox next to JP's desk

Your savory Saturday brunch links:

  • Japers' Rink Radio is on the interwaves at 10am.  Join Pepper and Russell Waxman as they welcome Capitals capologist Don Fishman. [Japers' Rink Radio]
  • Can it be?  Dale Hunter turns 50 today.  And he's celebrating the only best way he knows how - his friends the tavern owners are throwing an all-day block party in his honor in his hometown of Petrolia, Ontario.  Noon to 10:30pm and everyone's welcome.  Happy birthday, Dale!  [Petrolia Topic]
  • GM George McPhee gives his take on Tomas Fleischmann's new contract and the Delly-for-DJ trade. [Caps Insider]
  • "The ice will show everything."  Alex Ovechkin was awarded his fifth consecutive Kharlamov Trophy in Moscow.  He brought all of his individual trophies along for the audience to admire, gave several interviews, grinned at his Eastern Motors ad, and yes, had an answer of sorts for his buddy Maxime TalbotPapa Mikhail Ovechkin's statements are noteworthy, as well. [Alex Ovetjkin - just keep scrolling. Puck Daddy - don't bother with the comments.]
  • The pressure on Alex to produce will ratchet up this season. [ESPN - Scott Burnside]
  • Adrian Dater gets all list-y again, this time with defensemen. [Versus]
  • Eric Fehr's goals are surprisingly ... Fleischmannesque. [Jumping the Glass]
  • DevCamp invitee Eric Alexander had a more interesting camp than we realized.  Spitting up blood? Yikes. [Detroit Free Press]
  • How much are teams spending on their netminders? [Musings of a Caps Fan]
  • Looking at the Caps and their cap space.  [Hockey Buzz - Hindle]
  • In former Caps news, Brendan Witt has been unconditionally waived by the Islanders and a buyout is forthcoming.  [Yerdon, via Twitter]
  • A blogger's tribute to Tarik El-Bashir... [Capitals Outsider]
  • ...and Uncle Ted's. [Ted's Take]
  • The Boss makes a list and suddenly we're thirsty. [ibid]
  • A reminder - there's lots of great Caps stuff available at Aiden's Auction [FanPost]