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Saturday Caps Clips: The Cup Makes the Rounds

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Summer of Stanley began with Cup visits around the DMV, the season of signing is upon us, and more.

Washington Capitals Victory Parade And Rally Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • Quick editorial note - we are pleased to roll out a new site navigation tag - “The Caps and the Cup”. Follow along as the Cup makes its way around the world this summer and all next season for the by-gawd Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals.
  • One more time, with feeling: the keys to victory in Round Four, or - How the Washington Capitals became Stanley Cup champions. [Rink]
  • “Watching Alex Ovechkin watch the Capitals play for the Stanley Cup turned out to be one of the highlights of the Final.” [Down Goes Brown at Vice]
  • Spotlight on two members of the Caps’ scouting staff - the always excellent AGM Ross Mahoney and Darrell Greenbaum, the scout who, er, scouted Chandler Stephenson and Braden Holtby. [Ottawa Citizen]
  • The Stanley Cup began its goodwill tour as Ted Leonsis and Alex Ovechkin brought the chalice to the Arlington County police department and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital... [Caps Today, @Capitals, @ArlingtonVA, @WTOP, WUSA9, WaPo, WJLA]
  • ... and a special visit to Fort Dupont Ice Arena. [Color of Hockey]
  • Back to the business of hockey:
  • Here’s how the Caps could handle their free agents. [WaPo]
  • Related - Can the Caps keep their band together? The Caps’ capologist has some thoughts.[ESPN]
  • Devante Smith-Pelly hopes he’s found a home in DC. [NBCSW]
  • What color is John Carlson’s balloon yacht? [RMNB]
  • Considering the potential return for Philipp Grubauer, and missing him already. [RMNB]
  • The trouble with Tom Wilson’s pending contract negotiations. [RMNB]
  • Barry Trotz and Caps brass are working on a deal... [AP]
  • ... unless they aren’t. [@JSportsnet]
  • Finally, happy 37th birthday to Alexandre Giroux, happy 40th to Dainius Zubrus, happy 64th to Tony White.