Your savory breakfast of champions links:
- Breakfast. Of Champions.
Yes, that is Cap’n Crunch #ALLCAPS #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/p73kvKXvef— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) July 24, 2018
- 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.
Sign from back in the day when Tim Oshie used to sing karaoke at Izzy's. pic.twitter.com/AqVFyKRKnf— Brad E. Schlossman (@SchlossmanGF) July 24, 2018
- Warroad is home to state, national, World and Olympic champions, but never a Stanley Cup winner. Until now. [Grand Forks Herald, RMNB]
TJ Oshie and Gigi Marvin posing with the spoils of their victories in front of Warroad's iconic water tower. #StanleyCup #OlympicGold pic.twitter.com/JE7v0yKs6c— Tim Campbell (@TimNHL) July 24, 2018
- And then he was whisked away to St. Paul, where he caught up with his Minny ‘mates Travis Boyd and Shane Gersich.
The Minnesota boys @shane_gersich9 and @Tboyd93 drinking from the big mug. #ALLCAPS (@lauren.oshie) pic.twitter.com/uZTeNdY3vP— NoVa Caps (@NoVa_Caps) July 25, 2018
- 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.
New coach. Same results?#NHLTonight discusses the @Capitals going into next season. pic.twitter.com/1dOoHeSe1W— NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) July 24, 2018
- 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.