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Monday Caps Clips: Bruised Brooks

Daily Washington Capitals News and Notes: Brooks Laich limps home, Hershey continues to struggle, the NHL and NHLPA might talk after all and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • If you missed it, be sure to check out the news of the weekend here and here (including a Brooks Laich update sure to confirm the worst fears of any fan whose players are overseas).
  • Lockout 2012, Day 2093786996 (or something...we might be rounding up):
    • Remember that two-week break the NHL wanted to take before resuming talks? Well... either they use a different calendar than we do or they changed their minds, because talks are expected to start up again today. Take that with whatever amount of salt you'd like. [Globe and Mail, Wash Times, Sportsnet]
    • Meanwhile, unlike their NBA and NFL brethren, the NHLPA reportedly has no plans to decertify. [NY Post]
    • And as the lockout continues, we wring our hands and ask the important question: Won't someone please think of the children?? [SLAM]
    • The three lockouts over the last two decades have had - and likely will continue to have - lasting impacts on the legacies of some of the game's greats. [Yahoo!]
    • Every cloud has its silver lining, and the silver lining to this lockout cloud is that the players have had time to give back - the latest being a charity game for the victims of Superstorm Sandy. [Wash Times, Tickets]
    • More casualties and lost revenue from the lockout. The body count continues to pile up. [Patriot-News]
  • If NHLers are allowed to participate, Sochi 2014 should feature some new faces on the world's biggest sports stage. [IIHF]
  • Hershey continues to struggle with consistency, following up a dominant win over the Pens with a third-period collapse against the Syracuse Crunch. [Patriot-News, Caps, SHOE]
    • If you're so inclined, check out highlights of the Bears' 5-3 loss. [YouTube]
    • Among those highlights was forward (and Caps' prospect) T.J. Syner picking up his first goal as a pro - congrats, sir. [Patriot-News]
  • Congratulations also go out to the Reading Royals, whose win over the Evansville IceMen gave them a franchise record-tying ninth-straight win. [@RRoyalsHockey]
  • NHL analyst (and one-time Caps' captain) Bill Clement talks about his latest project, a book entitled "Everyday Leadership". [Observer-Dispatch]
  • Finally, happy 51st birthday to Grant Ledyard and happy 39th to Dean Melanson.