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Wednesday Caps Clips: Development Camp Day 2

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The prospects descend on Arlington for the start of this year’s Development Camp, Willie finally gets the call, and more.

2018 NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7 Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Episode #100 (!) of Japers’ Rink Radio features discussions of John Carlson’s new contract and the Caps’ work at the draft. [Rink]
  • Speaking of the draft, just how fashion-forward were the Caps’ picks? [Rink]
  • Reviewing the 2017-18 season for Jay Beagle. [Rink, RMNB]
  • 33 prospects and hopefuls gathered at Kettler yesterday for the start of this year’s Development Camp. [Caps video, NBCSW, Caps Outsider, FiCP]
  • Hear from the team’s director of player development Steve Richmond after Camp Day 1. [Caps video]
  • Lucas Johansen, the Caps’ first-rounder from two years ago, is trying to strike the balance between size and speed. [WaPo]
  • Taking a look at prospect (and Stanley Cup winner!) Shane Gersich... [NoVa Caps]
  • ...and Riley Barber. [NoVa Caps]
  • Goalie prospect Adam Carlson has had quite the year filled with ups and downs. [Caps Outsider]
  • Both Martin Fehervary and his father were surprised when the Slovak youngster was selected by the Caps in the second round. [Sport.sk]
  • Meanwhile the team’s 7th-round pick is taking a “better late than never” approach to being selected 217th overall - and is eager to prove everyone wrong. [Star-Phoenix]
  • This year’s camp is being conducted without a conductor, as the Caps are still without a head coach. [WaPo]
  • That’s no longer an issue for the Hershey Bears, who have hired former Stingrays coach (and more recently Providence assistant) Spencer Carbery as their new head coach. [Caps, Patriot-News, LDNews, Live5, NoVa Caps, Caps Outsider]
  • Carbery may be bringing his former assistant - and the current head coach of the Stingrays - to Hershey to join his staff. [Post and Courier]
  • Bidding farewell to a beloved member of the Caps’ media family. [WaPo]
  • The curious case of Devante Smith-Pelly and the lack of a QO for one of the heroes of the Cup win. [StarsandSticks]
  • Part of the team’s “Czech Mafia” talks about their plans for the Cup this summer. [NovaSport]
  • The captain reflects back on the Cup run, three weeks later. [NoVa Caps]
  • Brett Connolly had some tough times en route to the Cup win - but he definitely found the right fit with the Caps. [National Post]
  • An annual visitor and former coach at the Blue Devil Summer Hockey School in his hometown of Virginia, Matt Niskanen returned this year as a Cup-winning hero. [ABC10/13]
  • For every new contract, there will always be someone around to say how bad it is. [Puck Daddy]
  • This year’s draft was full of NHL bloodlines, including a couple of Caps’ picks. [THW]
  • And finally, congratulations to Willie O’Ree on a long overdue selection to the Hockey Hall of Fame! [NHL, NBC Sports, The Score, Sportsnet]