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Wednesday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps land a free agent, Oshie does Warroad right, the prospect tourney is announced and more.

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Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • Breakfast. Of Champions.
  • Welcome back, Brooks Orpik, re-signed with the Caps for one year and one million dollars. [Rink, WaPo, NBCSW, RMNB, FiCP, PHT, AP]
  • Let’s hope his return won’t take too much ice time from the baby blueliners. [Caps Outsider]
  • Now on to the real business at hand - It was T.J. Oshie Day as he brought his family and the Stanley Cup to his high school hometown of Warroad, Minnesota. [NHL, NoVa Caps, BarDown, KVRR (video),
  • No, really. T.J. Oshie Day. The mayor of Warroad declared it to be so. [RMNB]
  • It was also @CoachOshie Day.
  • Warroad is home to state, national, World and Olympic champions, but never a Stanley Cup winner. Until now. [Grand Forks Herald, RMNB]
  • And then he was whisked away to St. Paul, where he caught up with his Minny ‘mates Travis Boyd and Shane Gersich.
  • The Caps’ kiddies will head to Florida this September to participate in a three team tourney with the Preds and Panthers. [NBCSW, FiCP]
  • Tom Wilson and his agent are still working towards a long-term deal with the Caps, who appear to be willing to pay a little more today to ensure they have their player tomorrow. [THN]
  • With the team now returning all but one skater from their championship squad, the biggest question for the Caps could be the matter of the backup goalie. [NoVa Caps]
  • Oh, and maybe the tiny matter of the coach.
  • Remember that time last season when Nicklas Backstrom scored his 200th goal? It was in Columbus. [FiCP]
  • Related - Backstrom’s Swedish hockey team Brynas IF has released the official schedule for the Cup visit. Christian Djoos will ho(i)st it in Gavle on Saturday, August 12, and Nicklas Backstrom will ho(i)st in Valbo at Nickback Arena on Sunday, August 13. Now we wait for the unofficial schedule. [BrynasIF]
  • Finally, happy 26th birthday to new guy Michael Sgarbossa.