Friday Caps Clips

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Thomas Wilson, 16th overall pick by the Washington Capitals, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Your savory breakfast links:

● In the other big hockey news of the day, the Caps announced that they have signed their second 2012 first-round (16th overall) draft pick, forward Tom Wilson, to a three-year entry-level contract. [Capitals, NHL.com, WaPo, CSNW, PHT, Detroit Free Press, MLive, RtR, TheBeautyStatusTV (video), Caps 101, DC Pro Sports Report, The Skinny on Sports]

● Kudos to Alex Ovechkin and the Caps for giving a sick young man an unforgettable experience. [ESPN (video), RMNB, Eye on Hockey]

● Two player interviews of interest:

Mike Ribeiro at FanFest. [Caps365 (video)]

Matt Hendricks from Breakdown Day. [Caps365 (video)]

● The underutilization of Mike Green. Because someone had to say it. [Angus Certified]

● Lotta intriguing names on this list of RFAs remaining unsigned. Wish one of those names wasn't John Carlson. [NHL.com]

● The Boss gave a long and insightful interview to Mike Wise. [WaPo]

● So now that Calle Johansson is in the fold, who else will be patrolling the Caps' bench? [CSNW, WaPo]

● In former assistant coach news, catching up with Bob Woods. [Utica Observer-Dispatch (1, 2)]

● Number one with a bullet! But most likely not how Dennis Wideman intended. [THN]

● Getting to know new Hershey free-agent forward Jon DiSalvatore. [Patriot-News]

● "Table seven calling number three, how are you, handsome?" "Do you mean me?" Oh, Sasha. [RMNB, Sporting News, Sovetsky Sport (link in Russian)]

● Today in CBA chatter. [THW, Caps B-Ball]

● Finally, happy 62nd birthday to Terry Murray.

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