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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Alex Ovechkin is a lean, mean, early-reporting Russian machine. And he brought his posse with him. [CSNMA, AP, RMNB]
  • Barry Trotz took a li’l trip to Moscow this summer to meet with his captain. [, RMNB]
  • is diving deep into the Caps’ 2017-18 season. [Big Picture, Three Questions, Key Stats, Top Prospects]
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov is incredibly skilled, but this [contract] has just as good a chance of being one of the Capitals' worst signings as one of its best.” A look at five players on the NHL hot seat. [ESPN]
  • Of the Caps’ 25 most important players, Madison Bowey clocks in at a tidy 16. [CSNMA]
  • Like most objects in your rear-view mirror, hockey is closer than it appears. Tampa has released their roster for the Caps/Cats/Preds/Bolts prospect tournament - the tournament that begins on September 9. [Bolts]
  • The Hershey Bears have released their bountiful and swag-tastic promotional schedule. [Caps Outsider]
  • Our SB Nation brethren in Dallas have put together their list of charities providing aid, shelter, and comfort to the residents of storm-ravaged Houston. [Defending Big D]
  • Finally, happy 31st birthday to Justin Peters.
  • One more - the Rink staff got to surprise Jason Rogers with these beauties yesterday. He and his lovely bride will be plighting their troth soon, and we wish for them health, happiness, and joy always. Thanks for all you do, Jason!