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Saturday Caps Clips: Caps Sign a Coach and a Kempny

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Todd Reirden takes the helm, Michal Kempny re-ups, Fan Fest is today and features the Stanley Cup!

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

Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • Devante Smith-Pelly is happy to be a role model in the city in which he became a champion. [WaPo]
  • Gonna be a super festive Fan Fest today:
  • Axel Fjallby-Jonsson’s flow is real. And it’s spectacular. [WaPo]
  • “It (has been) amazing. I’m still happy with my smile. It hasn’t went away. It’s a nice team here and nice people all around. I feel like a pro. It’s nice to be here.” The Caps’ first-rounder Alex Alexeyev is having a grand time at DevCamp. [Red Deer Advocate]
  • Seasons in review for:
  • Nicklas Backstrom... [Rink, RMNB]
  • ... Capitals milestones... [NoVa Caps]
  • ... T.J. Oshie... [Peerless]
  • ... Andre Burakovsky... [Peerless]
  • ... Evgeny Kuznetsov... [Peerless]
  • ... and Rink Wraps from Carlson to Backstrom. [Rink Radio]
  • Finally, everybody be delighted for Woody Leydig, the Caps’ forever assistant equipment manager, who will have his day with the Cup on Tuesday after 29 years of sharpening skates, laundering jerseys, and keeping the team on the go. [Capital Gazette]