Thursday Caps Clips

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 17: (L-R) Brian Boyle #22, Erik Christensen #26 and Wojtek Wolski #86 of the New York Rangers celebrate after Christensen scored a second period goal against the Washington Capitals in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 17, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Your savory breakfast links:

● In the big news of the day, the Caps signed skilled forward Wojtek Wolski, who is very much looking to a fresh start in D.C. [Capitals, Dump 'n Chase, WaPo, WashTimes, CSNW, 106.7 The Fan, SB Nation DC, RMNB (and again), Caps Outsider, RtR, Sick Unbelievable, Dobber Hockey]

● The team also re-signed Zach Hamill, whom they acquired from Boston in exchange for Chris Bourque back in May. [Capitals, CSNW, RtR]

● Notes and assorted whatnot from yesterday out at Kettler, where it was Day Three of Development Camp:

○ In general. [Caps365 video (Capitals Report, Mahoney, French, Schilling, Forsberg, Wilson), RtR, Caps Basketball (blog with pics, pics with pics) DSP (pics), RMNB (pics)]

Cam Schilling seems to have a good head on his shoulders, and hopefully it translates on the ice. [WashTimes, Capitals Voice]

○ For Stas Galiev, next stop Hershey... we think. [Patriot-News]

Tom Wilson continues to impress with his size and how he uses it. [RMNB]

○ The Caps have quite an impressive global representation at Camp. [NBC4 Washington]

○ If he sneezes and no one's around Sergei Kostenko's mask has him covered. [Caps Outsider]

○ Here's a cool video providing "inside access" to the second of the DevCamp scrimmages. [Caps365 (video)]

○ Niagara University is proud of Camp attendee C.J. Chartrain. [NU]

○ Get to know David Vallorani. [RtR]

○ A couple more takes on the "Max Iafrate is trying to make a name for himself" story. [WaPo, CSNW]

● In case you missed it, the annual Caps/Flyers Rookie Game is a go and will be played down here on September 20 [insert standard CBA-related disclaimer here]. [Flyers]

● Just who might be on the short list of Caps assistant coach candidates? [CSNW]

● The day in Alexander Semin news, non-news and opinion (and humor). [LHH, The Rat Trick, FanPost]

● Charting what's happened when over the post-lockout summers. [Peerless]

● Catching up with Bryan Muir. [Capitals]

● Hey, all that advertising works! (Up next, RMNB buys a copier from Ameritel.) [Puck Buddys]

● Nice mancave, dude. [Capitals Overtime]

● And finally, happy birthday to... us! Seven years ago today this bouncing baby blog was born. Thanks to all of you (including my partners-in-crime on the masthead) who have made and continue to make it worth the effort. Cheers, all.

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