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Your savory breakfast links:

● Let this year's Cup Finals be a lesson to ye - don't trade Alex Ovechkin. [Puck Daddy, with somewhat-related thoughts at Hockey Hourly]

● Everything you always wanted to know about that monster Chris Bourque-for-Zach Hamill deal from Saturday* (*but were afraid to ask) can be found in the links here.

● Toronto is apparently interested in Tomas Vokoun. (But is the feeling mutual?) [Toronto Sun, Eye On Hockey]

● Speaking of Vokoun, congrats to Tomas on being the sixth-most "crapped upon" goalie in the League this season. Clean-up in Aisle 29... [NHL Numbers]

● Catching up on some year-end reviews:

Troy Brouwer... [Peerless]

○ ... Jay Beagle... [CSNW, RtR]

○ ... Mike Knuble... [RtR]

○ ... and John Carlson. [RMNB]

● On Carlson, "NHL teams should explore an offer sheet [for the RFA]." Don't hold your breath, Matty. [Edmonton Journal]

Karl Alzner's pooches continue to grab headlines... [NBC4 Washington]

● ... as their owner talks to Calgary sports radio. [Sportsnet960 (audio)]

● "Once past the top of the Capitals prospect group, the talent level drops off significantly." Sure, but how many teams wouldn't swap their entire stable of prospects for Evgeny Kuznetsov, Braden Holtby, Dmitry Orlov, Cody Eakin and Stas Galiev? Surely not 26. [HF]

● Everyone was happy that the Caps and Bears renewed their affiliation agreement, right? Not right. [Patriot-News]

● In which Yahoo! Sports investigates the important matters of the day: Who took the better "I'm in love in Paris" pic with his tennis star girlfriend? [Busted Racquet]

● Finally, happy 37th birthday to Jason Allison and happy 63rd to Willie Brossart.

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