Sunday Caps Clips: The Draft Class of 2012

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Filip Forsberg, 11th overall pick by the Washington Capitals, speaks to media during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Your savory breakfast links:

● By the numbers: The Capitals dealt one draft pick in the Mike Ribeiro trade and selected ten players including six forwards (2 centermen, 3 right wings, one center/left wing), three defensemen, and one goaltender. By nationality, the Caps chose two Swedes, one Russian, three Canadians, and four Yanks.

● Draft class overviews. [, Dump 'n' Chase, WaPo, WashTimes (and again), CSNW, Puckhead]

● Report card time! [THW (Part 1, Part 2), ESPN ($), Eye on Hockey, CSNW (video)]

● Day 2 coverage. [RMNB, Rocking the Red in Pittsburgh]

● Better know:

Filip Forsberg (C/RW). [Caps 365 (and again), Caps OT, WashCaps, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dalarnas Tidningar (in Swedish), DSP, Backhand Shelf]

Tom Wilson (RW). [Caps365 (and again), Caps OT, WashCaps, KOL, Caps Outsider, RMNB, DSP, OFB]

Chandler Stephenson (C/LW). [Caps365 (and again), Caps OT, RtR (and again), DSP, Regina Leader-Post]

Thomas Di Pauli (C). [Caps365 (and again), Caps OT, DSP, United States of Hockey, Notre Dame Athletics, the "friends-n-family" interview (YouTube)]

Austin Wuthrich (RW). [Caps365 (and again), Caps OT, Anchorage Daily News]

Connor Carrick (D). [Caps365, Caps OT]

Riley Barber (RW). [Miami Athletics]

Christian Djoos (D). [ (in Swedish)]

Jaynen Rissling (D). [THW, Hitmen Informant (audio)]

Sergei Kostenko (G) [RtR]

○ ... and evaluating Mike Ribeiro. [Peerless, KOL, Defending Big D (and again), Dobber Hockey, The Big Mac Blog]

● It was a red-white-and-blue draft for the team that rocks the red-white-and-blue. [WashTimes, RtR, USA Hockey]

● Oh hai there Alex Semin and Dennis Wideman, coming soon to a free agency near you. [WashTimes, CSNW, PHT]

● Maybe they are waiting to see who the new Caps coach will be. That decision looks to be coming fairly soon. [WaPo, WashTimes, CSNW, PHT]

● Finally, happy 28th birthday to D.J. King.

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