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Thursday Caps Clips: Hardlined

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Flying Fickle Finger of Fate points in a surprising direction, MJ90 suits up in Karlskoga, and Sergei Fedorov has come home.

Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE

Your savory breakfast links:

  • With all games cancelled in the month of November, let's talk lockout:
    • While negotiations continue (and don't) in New York, is a line in the sand being drawn... in Washington? [CBC, Sporting News, Puck Daddy]
    • The ghost of lockouts past. [Kukla]
    • If a player gets injured while playing for his Plan B team, can he be fired? [TSN]
    • Constant labor strife is great for developing and growing the game... [THN]
    • ... and it's extra good to cancel the League's signature event. Ask anybody. [ESPN]
    • Not pictured: The other side of the target with its pic of Donald Fehr, for when the owners drop by to squeeze off a few rounds. [Puck Daddy]
    • Damien Cox has reached the Bargaining stage, and wants the owners and players to start bargaining too. [Toronto Star]
  • Heja Sverige:
    • Marcus Johansson will suit up for Bofors for the first time today, after observing his new team play on Tuesday. [vf.se (via GoogleSvensk), Facebook (video)]
    • Filip Forsberg and Christian Djoos have been named to the Småkronorna for the 4-Nations tournament. [stats.swehockey.se]
    • Oppan Forsberg style. [RMNB]
  • Defector, superstar, rebuilder - Sergei Fedorov squares the circle. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Peerless recaps the first real good news of the 2012-2013 season. At least until the part where Mike Green gets hurt. [Peerless]
  • Finally, happy 55th birthday to Brent Tremblay and happy 66th to Bill Lesuk.