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Friday Caps Clips: Keeping the Band Together

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Two more pieces from the Cup run are back in the fold, the prospects take camp off ice, and more.

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  • What was initially reported on Wednesday was made official yesterday: Devante Smith-Pelly has signed on for another year with the Caps. [Caps, AP, RMNB, ESPN, StarsandSticks]
  • Speaking of Smith-Pelly... let’s take a look at his 2017-18 season, shall we? [Rink, RMNB]
  • It also sounds as if the Caps will be announcing a multi-year deal with blueliner Michal Kempny later today... [WaPo, NHL, The Score, AP]
  • ...and could be inching closer to officially naming Todd Reirden as head coach. Whew.
  • After a few days in the chill of Kettler, the prospects headed outside yesterday for some track work. [Caps video]
  • It has been quite the wild ride for Shane Gersich over the last few months. [WaPo]
  • There are a couple of prospects who could be battling for a spot on the Caps’ blueline come fall. [NBCSW]
  • Chevy Chase native and camp invitee Patrick Giles hopes other Maryland hockey players will follow in his footsteps. [Caps Outsider]
  • Plans for the Stanley Cup’s world tour are starting to take shape. [NBCSW]
  • John Carlson, aka the Real American Hero, will fittingly get to spend July 4 with the Cup (and you can, too!). [WTOP]
  • It will head to Virginia, MN for a day with Matt Niskanen on July 22. [WDIO, Fox21]
  • And the Cup will make it’s first-ever visit to Denmark when Lars Eller has his day on August 8. [Gazette]
  • Recapping the team’s alumni game from earlier this week. [NoVa Caps]
  • Chatting with Evgeny Kuznetsov about the Cup win and his personal growth as a player. [THW]
  • Forecasting the path for Caps’ prospect Garrett Pilon and Travis Boyd [NoVa Caps (and again)]
  • A review of a very busy draft week for the Caps. [DC Puck Drop]
  • Who are the greatest Caps to never win a Stanley Cup? [NoVa Caps]