Your savory breakfast links:
- Late last night, the Caps took an uncertain situation and made it certain by shipping Brooks Laich, Connor Carrick and a second-round pick to the Leafs for Daniel Winnik and a fifth-round pick. [Caps, Dump 'n Chase, Rink, AP, WaPo, SBN, Peerless, RMNB, NoVa Caps]
- Steinberg adds his typically terrific perspective on what Laich meant to D.C. sports. [WaPo]
- In a smaller moved, the team sent Chris Brown to the Rangers in exchange for Ryan Bourque. [Caps]
- The NHL's trade deadline is at 3:00 this afternoon, so prepare yourself for what the Caps might do by reading and listening to a couple of links. [Rink, Rink]
- Recaps and other assorted musings on yesterday afternoon's loss from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, Ovechkin, Holtby, Beagle, Niskanen), NHL.com, WaPo, USAToday, RMNB, Frankovic, Stars and Sticks and NoVa Caps.
- News and notes from yesterday's pregame happenings. [Dump 'n Chase, Monumental video (Trotz, Two-Man Advantage), CSNMA, RMNB]
- Looking back on the week that was. [Peerless, RMNB]
- And the Oscar goes to... [CSNMA]
- Finally, happy birthday to a bunch of people who only really get to celebrate their birthdays once every four years.