Your savory breakfast links:
- The Capitals have relied primarily on two goalies since 1997, but can you name the rest of the netminders who have suited up for Washington since then? [Rink]
- Caps’ GM Brian MacLellan traded up two spots in order to select Hendrix Lapierre in the draft on Tuesday - why? [NBCSW]
- Mike Vogel took a lengthy look at the five young prospects the Caps drafted this week. [Vogs]
- Free agency begins this afternoon, so refresh your memory on what each team needs and might do. [ESPN]
- Speaking of free agency, plenty of players will be on the move. What are the risk levels for some of the biggest names on the market? [ESPN]
- Former Capital and three-time Stanley Cup winner Justin Williams announced his retirement yesterday. Congratulations on one heck of a career, Justin! [Williams]
Finally, today is going to be a long and probably crazy first day of free agency. If you need a distraction, look no further than this excellent video in which Alex Ovechkin discusses his childhood and his path to NHL superstardom.