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Washington Capitals Year in Pictures 2012: Lockout Legionnaires

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The Capitals' season ended in mid-May, but hockey soldiers on in this time of lockout limbo. Here are some pix of the Caps' diaspora, at home and abroad.

Honor and commitment in full effect as Matt Hendricks visits the aircraft carrier USS Stennis
Honor and commitment in full effect as Matt Hendricks visits the aircraft carrier USS Stennis
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Flickr

A lockout companion to the Caps' Year in Pictures post:

Michal Neuvirth: <a href="http://www.ahaonline.cz/clanek/sport/78123/spartanska-posila-michal-neuvirth-navrat-pubertaka.html" target="new">Re-upped with Sparta Praha</a>.

Brooks Laich : <a href="http://www.grenchnertagblatt.ch/sport/eishockey/erster-klotener-derby-sieg-32-gegen-die-zsc-lions-125529424" target="new">Became a damn dirty Flyer</a>.

Wojtek Wolski : <a href="http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/534719_285776371534062_757600226_n.jpg" target="new">Proved you could go home again</a>.

Marcus Johansson : <a href="http://sverigesradio.se/sida/gruppsida.aspx?programid=2688&grupp=9154&artikel=5382637" target="new">Got high marks in his debut for Tre Kronor</a>.

Mathieu Perreault : <a href="http://yle.fi/urheilu/hpk_loi_paikkoja_hifk_voitti_ja_sormunen_katosi/6407956" target="new">Is #1 Sentteri in Helsinki</a>.

Jason Chimera : <a href="http://isport.blesk.cz/galerie/hokej-tipsport-extraliga/128342/?foto=1" target="new">Had a 5-game Chomuti holiday</a>.

Jersey boy John Carlson: <a href="http://lihui815.tumblr.com/post/36551823232" target="new">Sought to bring some relief to Superstorm Sandy survivors</a>.

Nick Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin: <a href="http://www.inoprosport.ru/hockey/13438-evrovidenie-bekstrem-proyavil-neuvazhenie-vybrav-99-nomer.html" target="new">Together at last</a>.

And speaking of legionnaires, Matt Hendricks is serving his nation and his sport as he travels with Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey and the USO to bring a bit of American holiday cheer to the US Armed Forces as they stand watch around the globe. [USO]