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Washington Capitals news and notes: The impasse over the Olympics continues.

Hockey: World Cup of Hockey-Semifinals-Russia vs Canada John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The League closed yet another Olympic loophole, confirming that AHLers with NHL contracts would also not be allowed to go to South Korea in February. [AP, CSNMA]
  • Nonetheless, Alex Ovechkin remains hopeful (although sounds less certain) that he will be able to represent his country at the Olympics. [WaPo, CSNMA]
  • Might the Caps be a potential landing spot for free-agent defenseman Will Butcher? [FRS]
  • Finally, happy 67th birthday to Greg Polis, and happy 61st to Gary Rissling.