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Tuesday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: After a wild couple of days in Moscow, it’s on to the Czech Republic for Stanley, reflecting on Mac’s recent work, and more.

2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Five Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Wrapping up the 2017-18 season for rookie blueliner Christian Djoos. [Rink, RMNB]
  • After winning their first Stanley Cup, the Caps are eager to get to work defending it. [NHL]
  • Vogs chats with Nicklas Backstrom about what went into hoisting that Cup for the first time. [Caps video]
  • Grading all of GM Brian MacLellan’s moves over the last year. [NoVa Caps]
  • The Caps have taken care of most of their offseason to-do list, but a few key things still remain. [NBCSW]
  • One of those key things is a new deal for Tom Wilson. So just how much is #43 worth? [NoVa Caps]
  • The captain’s two-day celebration with the Cup included everything from heartfelt family moments to karaoke and piles of caviar. [WaPo, NHL, NBCSW, Yahoo! Canada]
  • He survived Moscow; now Stanley has landed in the Czech Republic for celebrations with Michal Kempny and Jakub Vrana. [NoVa Caps]
  • Speaking of Kempny, take a look back at how the best deadline-day acquisition fared last season. [Peerless]
  • Where the Stanley Cup goes, an uptick in youth hockey participation often follows, and DC should be no exception. [WaPo]
  • Goalie prospect Ilya Samsonov has made the move to North America and is ready to learn. [StarsandSticks]
  • Get to know prospect Colby Williams. [NoVa Caps]
  • T.J. Oshie helped raise a serious chunk of change at the Gene Upshaw Memorial golf tournament, offering up a team-signed jersey for auction. [Sierra Sun]
  • Oshie will be hitting the links for charity again this weekend when he joins a bevy of stars for the 2018 American Century Championship. [NBC Sports]