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Thursday Caps Clips: DSP’s Back and Development Camp Day 3

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Devante Smith-Pelly sticks with the Caps, the prospects had their on-ice testing, the Cup calendar starts to fill in and more.

2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Five Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • Welcome back, Devante Smith-Pelly! He has reportedly re-upped with the Caps for one year and $1M. [Rink, WaPo, NBCSW]
  • With Devo back in the fold, Caps brass have set their sights on re-signing Michal Kempny... [theScore]
  • ... but there is this - “I tried to get a negotiating position for myself. [My game] definitely turned around, my price grew slightly and I’m glad. Everything is currently being solved. I have agents in the Czech Republic and America who work on it. I believe it’s time to come to a conclusion where all parties will be satisfied.” [irozhlas.cz]
  • Y’know, he had a pretty good year, once he pulled on a Caps’ sweater... [Rink Wrap, RMNB]
  • ... and he will have his day with the Stanley Cup on July 10. [RMNB]
  • The newest new Caps had a busy day with their on-ice testing. [FiCP (pics)]
  • In which Mike Vogel and Ross Mahoney break down the draft and the first few days of DevCamp. [@Capitals]
  • Ilya Samsonov has a lot on his plate as he adjusts to the North American game. [WaPo, NBCSW]
  • “We had about 40 names on the list, held phone interviews with 12 and narrowed that down to five face-to-face interviews before making this decision,” Bryan Helmer, Hershey Bears Vice President of Hockey Operations, said. “It was Spencer’s work experience in this organization, passion, character, work ethic and his drive to win that stood out among the other candidates. ” The Bears formally introduced Spencer Carbery as the 26th head coach of the Hershey Bears Hockey Club and bestowed upon him the Great Candy Bar of Authority. [LDN, Inside AHL Hockey, NoVa Caps, Patriot-News]
  • If you find yourself in British Columbia on August 20, make sure to stop by Prince George and grab a selfie with Brett Connolly and the Cup. [PGC]
  • Alex Ovechkin will have his day with the Cup in Moscow, naturally... [NBCSW]
  • ... and yes, he said that he does not rule out a return to Russia to play, someday. [The Comeback]
  • The trade for T.J. Oshie, analyzed. [THW]
  • Matt Niskanen sat down with Mike Vogel to discuss this magical season. [Caps Video]
  • Happy 51st birthday to Patrice Lefebvre.
  • Finally, here are the details of John Carlson’s Independence Day with the Cup (eagle screech dot wav). He’s keeping it local and keeping it real to raise money to find a cure for a particularly evil pediatric cancer. [RMNB]