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Friday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Tommy Chalk gets a new gig, Backstrom and Djoos face off in Gavle, Dima and Kuzya visit Stockholm and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Congrats are in order for the Rink’s own Tommy Chalk, whose writing and communications skills earned the attention of the Capitals brass and he has been hired as the new manager of media relations and content. Go get ‘em, Tommy. [Caps Today]
  • Back home, Nicklas Backstrom pulled on the White sweater in the annual Brynäs Black-White exhibition match in which all the sons of Gavle gather one more time before the end of sommar. Caps prospect (and Brynäs vet) Christian Djoos suited up for Team Black and a good time was had by all. [NoVa Caps]
  • Bäckis also made time to meet up with Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov in Stockholm for the NHL’s Euro Media Tour. [RMNB]
  • From Russia, Ilya Samsonov discussed his upcoming season with Metallurg, his Olympic dreams and his willingness to ride a bus in the AHL. [, excerpted at CSNMA]
  • Relax everyone, it’s not Cup-or-bust for Alex Ovechkin. [THW]
  • And then there’s this: Ovi, Geno, and Vladimir Putin Walk Into a Club…. [NoVa Caps, RMNB]
  • Finally, some misty water-color Verizon Center memories. [CSNMA]