Your savory breakfast links:
- The expansion of video review and the future of games in China were among the topics discussed at Gary Bettman’s annual pre-Cup Final presser. [NHL, AP]
- The season in review for Brooks Orpik... [Peerless]
- ...and Jakub Vrana. [StarsandSticks]
- Season reviews and forecasts for a trio of Caps’ prospects. [NoVa Caps (Snively, Milner, Alexeyev)]
- Fixing the bottom six will be one of the main focuses this offseason. [NoVa Caps]
- Happy 64th birthday to Doug Hicks, happy 51st to Jim Hrivnak, happy 70th to Gary Inness, happy 67th to Jack Lynch, and happy 46th to Pat Peake.
- Finally, regarding the Kuznetsov video making the rounds, pending further information we will not be linking to early reporting (or those merely regurgitating reporting done by others). Rather we will offer up the statements from NHL, team, and Kuznetsov:
Bill Daly says the NHL needs time to gather more facts on the Evgeny Kuznetsov video before making a comment on it.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) May 27, 2019
Caps spokesman: "We are aware of the video that surfaced on social media of Evgeny Kuznetsov. We are currently in the process of gathering facts and will have no further comment at this time."— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) May 27, 2019
Kuznetsov was shown sitting next to two lines of white powder.
Kuznetsov gave a statement to @sportexpress, in which he said the video was from Vegas, when the Caps won the 2018 Stanley Cup. He says he visited a friend's room, and after seeing the substances and women he didn't know, he left. https://t.co/PjGZ81mhBm— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) May 27, 2019