Your savo(u)ry Canada Day breakfast links:
- Welcome back, Dima! Dmitry Orlov re-upped with the Caps for six years and 1.8 billion rubles... [Rink, Caps Today, Dump-n-Chase, WaPo, CSNMA, PHT, RMNB, Caps Outsider, NoVa Caps]
- ... though Russian media reports that Dima was >thisclose< to signing with CSKA Moscow. [RMNB]
- “Gentlemen, start your checkbooks.” It’s free agent frenzyday, a fray that the Caps will probably sit largely out... [WaPo]
- ... and a day during which Caps fans will almost certainly be bidding farewell to Karl Alzner and Justin Williams. [NHL.com]
- Related - head coach Barry Trotz will be a pending free agent next summer, which doesn’t bother him even a little bit. Nope. Nope. [WaPo, Caps Outsider]
- Development Camp is wrapping up today with a scrimmage at 10:00am. The final practice and skills sessions were hosted yesterday. [NoVa Caps, FiCP (and again)]
- Finally, happy 59th birthday to John Barrett.