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We're gonna need a longer longboat.

[Photo credit: <a href="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5057/5575036187_d51b073455_b.jpg">Bridget Samuels</a>]
We're gonna need a longer longboat. [Photo credit: Bridget Samuels]

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Mattias Sjögren speaks - the newly-signed Swede spoke by phone with the Caps' print press corps. Takeaways:
    • Sjögren won't participate in development camp in July, but is planning to arrive in DC well ahead of the beginning of training camp. [DCEx (blog, story)]
    • "They’re looking for a third- or fourth-line center, and my goal is to take one of those spots...I know it’s going to be tough to compete for one of those two spots, I know I have to be humble, but I hope I can get a chance to prove what I can do." [CI (Carrera)]
    • "There was a lot of interest. I had a lot of phone calls from teams. I talked to my agent and we said, ‘Let’s narrow it down – Washington and Montreal.’ Montreal and Washington I think was great opportunity for me, both teams. I like everything about it. I decided Washington." [WashTimes (blog, story)]
  • Oh, and just put Marcus Johansson in charge of Caps recruiting already. [Expressen.se, via GoogleTrans]
  • In other Caps personnel news, welcome Taylor Stefishen to the organization, acquired from Nashville for a very conditional pick. [Patriot-News (Leone), Dump'n'Chase]
  • John Carlson, By The Tens. [Peerless]
  • A look at Alex Ovechkin's captaincy... [Puck Buddys]
  • ...and here's Ted's take on leadership. [WaPo Op-Ed (video)]
  • Matt Bradley, the interview (and the shirt). [Caps365 (video), D.C. Sports Bog]
  • In which a Leafsblogger goes window shopping in the Southeast Division. [Puckin' Eh]
  • Dunno what a ECHL Protected List is all about, but the South Carolina Stingrays released theirs. [ECHL]
  • In prospect news, the QMJHL has scheduled the Lewiston MAINEiacs' dispersal draft for today and Sam Carrier will find out where he'll be playing next season.  If he drops as far as the eleventh pick he will have a pre-punched ticket to the Memorial Cup next year.  [Station Nation]
  • Finally, За новобрачных! and many happy returns to Evgeny Kuznetsov and his new bride, wed this day in Chelyabinsk, Russia. [Novosti@mail.ru (pics)]

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