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Friday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Mitch Korn heads for Brooklyn, Reirden has his Day, Ovechkin remains Gr8 and more.

2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Five Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • ... and that’s a Wrap. Assessing the season (and postseason, and post-postseason) for Brian MacLellan, the architect of the 2017-18 Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals. [Rink]
  • Speaking of the post-postseason, the Caps did great this year! Or not so much. Actually, nobody knows quite what to make of the team’s summer moves. [RMNB]
  • Todd Reirden had his day with the Cup on Thursday, taking it old school in Valparaiso, Indiana. [Chicago Tribune, NoVa Caps, FiCP, ValpoLife, @_DaveMelton]
  • Next on the list is Madison Bowey, who will have his Day this Saturday in his hometown of Winnipeg. [WFP]
  • Fare-thee-well and thank you, Mitch Korn. The Islanders announced that he has been named their Director of Goaltending. [Lighthouse Hockey, NBCSW, FiCP, PHT, RMNB]
  • Alex Ovechkin has either been the best or second best goal scorer of all-time thus far, depending on how much emphasis you put on durability. Next comes the hard part: Forecasting his future goal-scoring.” OilersNation takes a deep dive to see if Ovi could someday (gulp) surpass The Great One. [Copper-n-Blue]
  • Related - Russian sporting website Sport Express had an excellent interview with Ovi’s personal trainer Pavel Burlachenko. Essentially, the Gr8 trains just like all the other athletes. Except when he doesn’t. I really liked this bit at the end: Q:“[Therefore], if Ovechkin does not look like Mr. Olympia, then it’s nothing to worry about?” A: “Of course. [He] should look like Alexander Ovechkin.” [Sport-Express]
  • Looking ahead, will Tom Wilson make more headlines this season for his offense or physical play? [NBCSW]
  • Also, let’s play guess the contract. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Bringing back Brooks Orpik was the wise choice, you guys. [THW]
  • Christian Djoos makes his case. [Stars & Sticks]
  • Nice try, boys, but this NHL 19 simulation of a SCF game in DC won’t change the results on the actual ice. [Gamespot]
  • Junior hockey arrives in the Old Line State this fall, as the North American Hockey League expands to include the Maryland Black Bears. Their home rink is Piney Orchard, and they are playing a 60-game schedule. [Baltimore Sun]
  • While we wait for hockey to begin again, here’s a new concept jersey for the Caps as every team in the league gets a (fantasy) uniform update... [The Sports Daily]
  • ... and CapOne is getting a real-life update.