Tuesday Caps Clips

31 Oct 1997: Assistant Coach Tim Hunter of the Washington Capitals looks on from the bench during a game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the US Air Arena in Landover, Maryland. The Capitals tied the Flyers 2-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport

Your savory breakfast links:

● Less than a week after adding former Cap Calle Johansson to the coaching staff, the Caps rounded out their nostalgic bench boss trio by announcing that former Caps' assistant Tim Hunter (no relation) will be returning to the team. [Capitals (conference call, photo gallery), Dump 'n Chase, NHL.com, TSN, WaPo, WashTimes, DCEx (and again), CSNW (and again), WNST, SB Nation DC, Caps Outsider, CBS, NBC4, PHT, RtR, RMNB, Puckhead, Caps Across the Pond]

Alan May thinks the Caps made the right choice in his former sparring partner... [CSNW]

○ ...and speaking of sparring partners, Hunter's certainly had his fair share. [HockeyFights]

● It's beginning to look a lot like 1998, ain't it? [Peerless]

● DC's sports teams are experiencing an influx of exciting rookie talent lately... reminding us of one very special rookie season not so long ago. [Ted's Take]

Wojtek Wolski rockin' some shades, doin' some good. [@NHLPA]

● Today in SashaWatch:

○ Carolina continues to ponder turning the Cane-killer into a Cap-killer... but only for one year. [Canes Now]

Alexander Semin and the politics of performance. [Backhand Shelf]

○ Worth the risk in Toronto? [Our Hometown]

● The Hershey Bears wrap up their look at the season's top ten moments. [Hershey Bears]

● Caps' goalie prospect Brandon Anderson is on the move. [@TPSportsMgmt, World of Jr Hockey]

● Speaking of goalie prospects, a late-breaking (to us) report has Sergei Kostenko voiding his KHL contract and comin' on over. [@AlexSerenRosso]

● Looking for even more nostalgia? Alumni Spotlight has you covered, chatting with former Caps' forward Matt Pettinger. [Capitals]

● P-A-R-T...Y? Why the heck not? [CSNW]

● And finally, happy 57th birthday to Mike Marson.

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