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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A look at the silver lining that is AO (no, the other one), a glance back at Karl Alzner's campaign and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Programming note: our 2013 Rink Wraps start droppin' later this morning with Alzner, Karl, so be sure to check back later if for no other reason than to dig the new format.
  • Speaking of Alzner, here's Peerless's take on his season. [Peerless]
  • Adam Oates is a pretty big silver lining to a(nother) season that ended disappointingly. [WashTimes]
  • More on what went right. [DSP]
  • Expect the Rangers to show some interest in Matt Hendricks... because it worked out so well for them the last time they threw money at a Caps fourth-liner. [NYPost (with other delightful and well-measured thoughts on the Caps)]
  • George McPhee's end-o'-season media availability, transcribed. [CSNW (Parts I, II, III and IV)]
  • Breaking: a lot of hockey players like music I've never heard of. Also, get off my lawn. [RMNB]
  • So, Steve Oleksy, time to dish on your 'mates. [CSNW]
  • Interesting nugget: the Caps were the only team in the League not to ice the puck while on the power-play this year. #becauseitstheoffseason [On the Forecheck]
  • Alternate title: Eat, Love, Rock the Red. [FanPost]
  • Plenty of coverage from Game 1... [Patriot-News, Caps Outsider, Sports Lair, Bēhance (super pics)]
  • ... and Game 2 of the Kelly Cup Finals. [ECHL, Caps Outsider]
  • Fire at Bugsy's! Fear not - everyone (and everything) is okay. [NBC4]
  • Finally, happy 48th birthday, Bruce Cassidy.