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March 2, 2012;Washington D.C., USA; New Jersey Devils goalie Johan Hedberg (1) defends the goal against Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE
March 2, 2012;Washington D.C., USA; New Jersey Devils goalie Johan Hedberg (1) defends the goal against Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE

Your savory breakfast links:

● A standing ovation for Dale Hunter. Ah, well. [DC Sports Bog]

○ Legacy. [DCEx, and again]

○ Priorities, priorities. [Patriot-News]

○ To hire: one coach. [RtR, CSNW (video)]

○ Taking a ride on the coaching carousel. [WaPo]

● UFA's spotted over Washington ... [THW]

○ ... Dennis Wideman wants to be back ... [PHT, WaPo]

... one and done for Tomas Vokoun ... [CSNW]

○ ... Jeff Halpern, looking for options ... [WaPo]

○ ... and could Sasha Semin be rocking a Red Wings sweater next season ... [DFP]

○ ... as his agent throws a bucket of water on the burning bridge, and issues his clients' requirements for continuing employment with the Caps. Or any team, for that matter. [106.7 The Fan]

John Carlson, by the tens. [Peerless]

● On the road to recovery from two injury-riddled season for Mike Green. [KOL]

Marcus Johansson knows his playoffs could have gone better. [WashTimes]

● Caps on Holiday: Carlson, Brooks Laich, Mathieu Perreault and Joel Ward kicked back with DC United ... [CSNW]

○ ... as John Walton worked on his Natitude ... [@WaltonCaps]

○ ... and Braden Holtby is working the autograph circuit on June 2. [RtR]

● The World Championships are entering the quarterfinal rounds today. Here's a look back at the preliminary rounds ... [Kukla]

○ ... as Alex Ovechkin and Alex Syomin take on Norway at 8:45am Eastern...

○ ... and Nicklas Bäckström has a date with the Czech Republic at 2:15pm.

● Finally, the NHL issued its formal notice yesterday that it intends to renegotiate the Collective Bargaining Agreement that governs its relations with the players. As this will most likely dominate the discussion this summer, let's educate ourselves. [Offside Sports Law Blog, and be sure to follow @EricOnSportsLaw]

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