Sunday Caps Clips

via Caps in Pictures

Your savory breakfast links:

● Notes and assorted whatnot from yesterday out at Kettler, where it was the final day of Development Camp. [Caps365 video (McPhee/Oates, McPhee, Oates, Wilson, FanFest highlights), 106.7 The Fan, RtR, Caps B-Ball (Scrimmage, FanFest), RMNB (pics), @ (pics), Caps Outsider (pics), Caps 101, Caps Across the Pond]

○ If you couldn't make it out to Kettler yesterday (or couldn't find a seat once you got there), the Caps posted the whole scrimmage online. [Caps365 (video)]

○ In which Aaron Gens hip checks Chandler Stephenson. [@LuvdCaps (video)]

○ There are a couple of pairs of brothers playing together in the NHL. But Hershey just might have the only pair of cousins. [Patriot-News]

● The Caps officially welcomed and introduced centerman (and itinerant rap star) Mike Ribeiro ... [Caps365 (video),, CSNW (video), 106.7 The Fan (audio), RMNB, Sick Unbelievable]

○ ... who apparently has some sort of large silver chalice on his mind. [PHT]

George McPhee very nearly had some news about contract statuses for RFAs Mike Green and John Carlson ... [WaPo, WashTimes, CSNW, DCEx]

○ ... and almost named a new assistant coach ... [WashTimes (and again)]

○ ... and even managed to be enigmatic about a certain enigma. [WashTimes, CSNW, PHT]

● The Caps announced that they signed forward/enforcer Matt Clackson to a one-year, two-way contract ... [WashCaps, The Hockey House]

○ ... and Scott Wietecha's agent announced that his client has signed an AHL contract with Hershey. [@NortonSports, @ScottWietecha3]

"I can't tell you how happy we are about this," [Reading] Royals general manager Mark Wallace said. "Drawing lines from Hershey to Washington to Reading is something you dream about." [Reading Eagle]

● Back in March, Alex Ovechkin helped make a sick kid's dream come true. On Thursday we'll get to watch it happen on ESPN. ))))) [WashCaps, Idaho Statesman, PHT]

● The opening salvo has been fired on Fort Sumter in the CBA contract negotiations. What can that mean, and what might come next? [Puck Daddy (and again), WaPo, FanPost]

● Finally, wishing Bryan Helmer a very happy 40th birthday.

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