Thursday Caps Clips: The Remains of the Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Post-Frenzy chatter, Tom Wilson gets hurt, Grabo bolts for Brooklyn, and more.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Discussion of the Caps' free agent signings continues apace:
    • Point - The team has neglected its blueline for years and has now addressed this deficiency to create the most legit defense corps the team has iced since the mid-90's. Just don't look at the pricetag. [Rink, with approval]
    • Counterpoint - LOL pricetag. [Puck DaddyTSN, Toronto Sun, CP, CBS Pittsburgh, RMNB]
    • Pricetag or no, there are also questions to be answered about ability. [WaPo, Pensburgh]
    • A familiar coach (and big piles o' cash) helped convince Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen to rock the red. [WaPo]
    • For Justin Peters, his visit to Kettler and meeting with the coaches sealed the deal. [WaPo, NBC4, CSNW]
    • A Pittsburgh columnist shares some misty water-colored memories of Orpik... [triblive]
    • ... and Orpik shared some memories from Steeltown as he moves to his new team. [106.7 The Fan]
  • The team announced that Tom Wilson sustained a lower body injury back home in Ontario, and that details of the injury and/or treatment are unavailable at this time. Yikes. [Dump 'n' Chase]
  • Caps' assistant coach Blaine Forsyth's tenure with the team stretches all the way back to The Glen Hanlon Experience. [WaPo]
  • Why do all the trade articles have a picture of Mike Green on them? [ESPN $]
  • Sayonara, Mikhail Grabovski. Sigh. [SI, RMNB]
  • The Hershey Bears announced that Troy Mann is returning to the team as head coach... [Patriot-News, Capitals Voice]
  • ... and that he's bringing Bryan Helmer along as assistant coach. [Patriot-News]
  • In the meantime, Bakersfield has a sadz. [23ABC]
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