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Saturday Caps Clips: Saving Room for Decert

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The latest on the lockout, Mathieu Perreault finds a temporary home, Nicklas Backstrom continues to dominate Russia, some coaching notes and more.

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Greg Fiume

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The League has cancelled all games through December 14 as well as January's All-Star Game. [Capitals, Puck Daddy, WaPo, WashTimes, DCEx, Backhand Shelf, PHT]
  • More from the labor front:
  • The latest Cap to head to Europe is Mathieu Perreault, off to Finland to suit up for HIFK Helsinki. [WaPo, WashTimes, Hockey Shopped]
  • Nicklas Backstrom is too good for the KHL. Lather, rinse, repeat. [RMNB (and again, with deets on the b-day boy's big day)]
  • On the Adam Oates Error Era in Hershey. [LDN]
  • And speaking of guys who have coached the Bears and then (presumably) the Caps, here's a good read on how Bruce Boudreau transformed the franchise when he took over for Glen Hanlon five years ago yesterday. [SB Nation DC]
  • Reading's win streak? It goes to eleven. [Capitals Voice]
  • Finally, what to get for the fan who has everything... except hockey, that is. [Deadspin]