Your savory breakfast links:
- Just how will looming contract talks impact Nicklas Backstrom and Braden Holtby as they head into the last years of their respective deals? [NBCSW]
- Comparing the potential contracts of Christian Djoos and Chandler Stephenson as the duo awaits their arbitration results. [StarsandSticks]
- Breaking down the best and worst moves of each of the Eastern Conference’s GMs during their tenures. [The Score]
- Grading Todd Reirden’s rookie season behind the Caps’ bench. [StarsandSticks]
- Local brewery Devil’s Backbone is releasing a special Caps-themed IPA, Capit-Ale, and is inviting fans to submit a design for the can. [Caps, WTOP, WaPo, NBCSW]
- Finally, happy 50th birthday to Andrew Cassells and Dmitri Khristich, and happy 28th to Dmitry Orlov.