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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The most Karl Alzner thing ever, crystal ballin' Team Canada, and oh hai there, Alex.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • It's Summer. Let's talk about Winter. Olympics, that is.
    • As JP noted, Karl Alzner had the most Karl Alzner ever reaction when he realized he had missed a phone call from the general manager of the St. Louis Blues. [Metro News, PHT]
    • But don't take our word for it; take Karl's. This interview with Dean Molberg of Fan960 radio will be the best 11 minutes you've spent in some time, promise. [FAN960 (audio)]
    • Crystal ballin' Team Canada. [Larry Fisher, Star Phoenix]
    • Evgeny Kuznetsov was pleased to receive his invite to Team Russia camp and realizes his work is just beginning. [RMNB]
  • The Caps' handedness-brigade has its work cut out for it. The team's depth chart lists heavily to starboard. [CSNW]
  • Alex Ovechkin made a surprise Twitter appearance from Prahahahahaha yesterday. Best!!! [NHL Blonde's Blog]
  • Oh, and he remains at number five on Forbes' list of rich-n-famous Russians. [forbes.ru]
  • Looking at the past decade of drafting centers (hide the women and children). [Peerless]
  • Tomas Kundratek played a little in-line hockey before joining Team Czech at orientation camp. [denik.cz]
  • Finally, a PSA: Those of you who park in the VC garage for games and events, heads up. Monumental has formed a partnership with e-parking vendor Parking Panda. [parking-net]