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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Mathieu Perreault and Roman Hamrlik are doing the charity skate tour thing in Canada, physical is getting Alex Ovechkin and the lockout has officially claimed the entire preseason.

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Your savory breakfast links:

● The dominos begin to fall as the League announces the cancellation of the entire preseason. [, WaPo, WashTimes, DCEx, CSNW, NBC4]

○ NHL players union boss Donald Fehr was in Montreal recently and Roman Hamrlik shared some of his thoughts. [Globe and Mail]

● Goalie duels: Either netminders at twenty paces with their best blocker saves, or preseason consideration of which men will be splitting time in the AHL gates this season. [The Goalie Guild]

● Part III of The Ballad of Adam Oates, in which we learn that Kettler > Piney Orchard. [CSNW]

● The Mathieu Perreault Experience got underway as Team Montreal faced off against Team Quebec for a series of exhibition matches in La Belle Province. MattyP was teammates with Hamrlik on Team Quebec. [La Presse,, RDS, TVA Sports (all links en Francais), @patrickcaisse (pic)]

● Early voting is underway in Iowa. Here's a guy voting the Jason Arnott - Brian Fahey ticket. [DC Sports Bog]

Alex Ovechkin's season in the K has gotten off to a good start as he's already a PPG player. But maybe Dynamo should think about bringing over Matt Hendricks or John Erskine as well. [SB Nation DC, Alex Ovetjkin]

● Oft-injured 2008 Caps draft pick Greg Burke is ready to start his senior year at UNH. He's got the bubble wrap on order. [Seacoast Online]

● Whereas a very healthy Filip Forsberg is lighting it up in Leksand. [RMNB]

● And, yeah. Check out the moves on Evgeny Kuznetsov. [Puck Daddy]

● Finally, happy 59th birthday to Doug Gibson.