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Friday Caps Clips: Oh Say Can Oshie

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps follow up the signing of Justin Williams with a trade that brings TJ Oshie to DC, and more.

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  • A whirlwind day in DC got underway with Justin Williams' first chat with the media since signing with the Caps - a decision heavily influenced by a chat with his new coach and his Ovechkin-fan son. [WaPoL.A. TimesWashTimesCSNWCaps Outsider]
  • Barry Trotz talks about the arrival of Williams and the departure of Mike Green. [Monumental video]
  • Examining the next steps for the Caps with Williams in the fold. Hmm, perhaps they should bring in another winger... [WaPoCSNW]
  • If the Caps were to do anything else, they probably won't go after any other unrestricted free agents. Hmm, perhaps they should try and make a trade... [WaPo]
  • Sure enough, news broke later in the day that the Caps had acquired T.J. Oshie from the Blues in exchange for Troy Brouwer, Pheonix Copley and a third-round pick. [CapsDump 'n ChaseWaPoWashTimesNHL.com (and again), APPuck DaddySporting NewsThe ScoreCBS SportsPatriot-NewsPressboxDCFox SportsCSNWPuck Drunk LoveFTWDobberHockeyTHWStarsandSticks]
  • Oh, and Chris Bourque is back. Again. [CapsPatriot-NewsAHLSI.comSHOEStarsandSticks]
  • Looking at Green's legacy, potential options for third-line center and more in this week's Japers' Rink Mailbag. Remember, you ask, we answer - so keep those questions coming! [Rink]
  • Steve Oleksy has made the bold decision to sign with the Dark Side... but we'll still miss him. [RMNB]
  • Now that he's brought in a couple of new faces, GM Brian MacLellan now turns his focus to getting his restricted free agents locked up. [NHL.com]
  • When all is said and done, will these moves make the Caps any better in 2015-16? [Bleacher ReportToday's Slapshot]
  • Or will they regret adding more skill and losing big bodies like Brouwer and Joel Ward? Because hits and toughness and stuff. [THN]
  • The latter was still without a contract as of last night, and the Caps' signing of Williams most likely put to rest any chance of Ward's return to DC. Farewell, Wardo. [CSNWThe Score]
  • Meanwhile, the answer to the question "will Alexander Semin return to the Capitals" was "probably not" before the events of the last 24+ hours. So... [THW]
  • Mike Green spent almost a decade with the Caps, but he is remembered as much for his time in Hershey as he is in DC. [Patriot-News]
  • Is the Caps' defense set? [THW]