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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Let's start off with something positive - Don Beaupre spent almost a third of his career between the pipes right here in DC and still considers himself a Capital first. The feeling's certainly mutual, sir. [BHS]
  • In today's episode of "He Said, He Said"...
  • In a move that smacks of maturity and responsible negotiation - or whatever the opposites of those things are - many of the NHLPA members are now donning ("non-NHLPA-sanctioned") hats with a very specific message for the Commish. [Puck Daddy, Sportsnet]
  • Meanwhile the man himself went on the record with the Winnipeg Free Press to say... well, nothing that surprising, but interesting nonetheless. [Wpg Free Press, Puck Daddy]
  • Casualties of the lockout, part 1: the All Star Game in Columbus is next on the chopping block if a deal doesn't get done soon. [Puck Daddy]
  • Casualties of the lockout, part 2: Caps' TV personality Joe Beninati, stuck in limbo until the season comes back. [WaPo]
  • This lockout thing is just no fun. Period. It's time to fix it. [30 Thoughts, Sporting News, THN, Philly.com]
  • Go... Flyerz? Er, Rangerz? Um... go charity and raising money for good causes. There we go. [WashTimes]
  • Alex Ovechkin: Overtime Hero. Right role, wrong league. [Alex Ovetjkin, Sportsnet]
  • Down on the farm:
    • Bear tracks! [LD News]
    • Once a favorite sparring partner for many within the Bears organization, Matt Clackson has switched allegiances and brought his mitts to Hershey. [LD News]
    • A big reason why the Bears have sputtered to a sub-.500 start through 13 games? Offense, or more accurately the lack thereof. Minor detail. [THW]
    • A look back at the 2012 Subway Super Series. [Caps Outsider]
  • Caps' coach - and newly enshrined member of the Hockey Hall of Fame - Adam Oates chats briefly about his new digs. [THN (YouTube)]
  • The Caps are helping to grow hockey in the DMV community, as they're kicking off a partnership with three local high school leagues. Now if only these kids had some pros to look up to... [Caps]