Your savory breakfast links:
- The NHL and NHLPA have finalized their agreement and the season will officially start on January 13. [Rink, Caps, NHL (and again), WashTimes]
- Breaking down some of the key dates for the upcoming calendar and what they mean for the Caps. [NBCSW]
- The Caps will face foes both new and familiar in the East Division - and will do so exclusively, with the season consisting of only intradivision games. [NHL]
- Between that familiarity breeding contempt and the condensed schedule, the season is likely to get a playoff feel very quickly. [NHL]
- The season may be just around the corner, but the Caps still have a few things to check off of their to-do list. [NBCSW]
- Looks like the Caps will need to pick up another goalie at some point. [NoVa Caps]
- Early expectations for the Caps’ captain, who will begin his 15th season this January. [S&S]
- Get a quick primer on each of the East Division teams (from the Pitt perspective). [Pensburgh]
- Happy 42nd birthday to Petr Sykora.
- Finally... we’re all sending you best wishes for a speedy recovery, Henrik:
It’s been a very emotional week for me and my family. I just want to express my gratitude for all the support from around the league and from people everywhere.— Henrik Lundqvist (@hlundqvist35) December 20, 2020
Life is full of challenges and I’m ready to tackle this one. Mindset is everything!