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(Photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/bridgetds/with/5539947909/" target="new">Bridget Samuels</a>)

Michal Neuvirth rocked his brand-neu mask at Saturday's practice.
(Photo credit: Bridget Samuels) Michal Neuvirth rocked his brand-neu mask at Saturday's practice.

Your savory Sunday brunch links:

  • We begin, of course, with the news from Kettler that the Capitals' goalie bench has been shortened by one as Braden Holtby was reassigned to Hershey. [Press releases: (Washington Capitals, Hershey Bears)]
    • Michal Neuvirth, Semyon Varlamov, your table is ready. [WashTimes]
    • Practice now, games soon... [WaPo (Wang) One, Two]
    • ...just like Coach said. [WashTimes]
    • But Braden was playing so well!  [SB Nation DC]
    • Playing well until he got back to the Giant Center, that is.  And you'll need to save your pennies if you want his game-worn novelty sweater. 230,000 pennies, to be exact. [SHoE]
    • "La fin de l'aventure de Holtby." The French Canadian press takes notice. [Radio-Canada.ca, Canoë, CKAC.com]
  • The other news from Kettler was the announcement that yet another member of the draft class of 2009 has signed with the Caps. Welcome and congratulations to right wing Garrett Mitchell, who played the final game of his junior career yesterday and will be reporting to central Pennsylvania very soon... [WashCaps, Hershey Bears, CI (Wang), WashTimesRMNB, CRtC, Rink Rebel]
  • ...and Garrett's junior team is thrilled to see him begin his journey. [Regina Pats]
  • Oh yes, there was a practice in amongst all the press releases. [Dump-n-Chasebridgetds (pics)]
  • "Ovechkin, Capitals crushing NHL with new responsible, winning system."  Really.  The author can hardly believe it either. [The Hockey News]
  • Perhaps it's related to the contributions of a stellar rookie squad. [CapsNewsNetwork]
  • Chad Dukes interviews Eric Fehr about his love for all things Mixed Martial Arts. [SB Nation DC]
  • Open your wallets, because NHL assists don't grow on trees. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Hard-working Brett Flemming works hard. [Burlington Post]
  • Congrats are in order for Caps D prospect Patrick Wey and the Boston College Eagles, who defeated Merrimack 5-3 to capture the Hockey East championship for the second straight year (and tenth title overall.)  Wey finished the night plus-3 and had the sole assist on the game-winning goal.  BC will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, with the selections to be announced today at 11:30am on ESPN2. [Boston Globe, Boston Herald]
  • Finally, happy 28th birthday to Dennis Wideman.