Thursday Caps Clips: Going Back To Calle

18 Jan 1999: Calle Johansson #6 of the Washington Capitals in action during the game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Molson Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Canadiens tied with the Capitals 4-4. Mandatory Credit: Robert Laberge /Allsport

Your savory breakfast links:

● In the big hockey news of the day, the Caps announced that it is 1998 all over again former Caps defenseman and current Swedish TV analyst Calle Johansson is joining the team as assistant coach. Huzzah! [Capitals (conference call, photo gallery), Capitals Voice, NHL.com, WaPo, WashTimes (and again), DCEx (and again), CSNW (and again, and again), 106.7 The Fan (audio), NBC4, SB Nation DC, Ted's Take, RMNB, DSP, Caps Outsider, Caps B-Ball, RtR, Puckhead, TCL, WNST, Contrarian Sports, DC Pro Sports Report, Caps Across the Pond]

Joel Ward doesn't know much about Calle Johansson as a player or as a coach, but does have his rookie card. [Sporting News]

○ The hiring made news on two continents, as the Swedish media reported the nyheter, with plenty of pix of Johansson in his Viasat headset. [Aftonbladet, Expressen, Hockeysverige]

● In the big football news of the day, the Redskins signed Robert Griffin III. What lessons could RG3 take from Alex Ovechkin's rookie season? [CSNW (video)]

● Nothing quite like a overtime, game 7-winning, playoff series-clinching hockey hug, now is there? [Puck Daddy]

● Hop on the Braden Holtby bandwagon early, if you're not there already. [NHL.com]

Alexander Semin is still kickin' 'round, enigmatically. [CSNW, NHL.com (and video), 30 Thoughts, Thoughts on Thoughts, Caps Outsider]

● Today in CBA chatter. [Patriot-News, Offside Sports, SBJ, THN]

● Because it's summer: Behold the newest awesome roller coaster at Hersheypark. [GMA (video)]

● Lest we forget, the Captain's Make-A-Wish segment will air on ESPN SportsCenter today. [DSP, Examiner, Idaho Statesman]

● Finally, happy 39th birthday to the Metro Ranger.

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