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Friday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Still more on the two new guys in town, some silliness about an "old" guy leaving and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Dick Patrick on how the whole "hiring GMs" thing has changed over the years. [Dump 'n Chase]
  • New Caps bench boss Barry Trotz is settling in... [WaPo]
  • ... and believes that the best offense is a good defense. Or something. [NBC4]
  • So how will Alex Ovechkin get along with his new head coach? [CSNW]
  • Poorly enough that he'll do us all a favor and bug out to Russia? (Um... what?) [THN]
  • A look back at the season that was for...
    • Nate Schmidt... [Rink, RMNB]
    • ... and Aaron Volpatti. [CSNW]
  • "More Than Words," as sung by new GM Brian MacLellan... [Talk the Red]
  • ... who dares his counterparts to try to pull the wool over his eyes. [WaPo]
  • Speaking of MacLellan, he apparently told his new boss to change the way he blogs. Since we didn't receive any similar admonishing, it's safe to assume he thinks we should just keep on keepin' on. [DC Sports Bog]
  • Former Caps GM believes his former coach is a good fit with the Caps. Got that? [Nashville Post]
  • So who's in the mix for the organization's other head-coaching vacancy? [THW]
  • Prospect Brian Pinho's summer is off to an exciting start. [North of Boston]
  • Fun fact: nearly 200 years after serving as the nation's second president, John Adams played eight games for the Caps. (Bet he never heard that one...) [Stars and Sticks]
  • Remembering former Caps no longer with us. [Caps Outsider]
  • Finally, happy 29th birthday to Aaron Volpatti (who, at high noon, will be the second player this month to get a Rink Wrap on his birthday... crazy, right?) and happy 60th to Greg Joly, the first pick in Caps history at number one overall in 1974..