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Tuesday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Kettler gets a new name, Hershey gets a new assistant coach, Wilson’s contract gets a lot of pixels and more.

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

Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • Tom Wilson and his new contract, so hot right now:
  • Point - “What goes into giving Tom Wilson over $31M over 6 years? Caps have always seen more in him than rest of NHL.” [AP, THW]
  • Counterpoint - Paying for intangibles usually backfires. [PHT]
  • Wilson knows he will need to will need to perform for this new contract - and also cut down on the shenanigans play a more mature game. [NBCSW , NoVa Caps]
  • Him again? For how long? Pens fans are pretty excited for the return of Tommy Ten Train. [TribLive]
  • Lambert’s gotta Lambert. Ugh. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Stability, FTW. [Stars and Sticks]
  • Addition by subtraction, FTW. [RMNB]
  • Offseason in review. [NHL]
  • The Caps earned their championship. In so many different ways. [Peerless]
  • The Caps (and Monumental) announced they have a new partnership with MedStar Health and henceforth Kettler Capitals Iceplex will be known as MedStar Capitals Iceplex. [Monumental (video), WaPo, NBCSW, FiCP]
  • The Hershey Bears have hired NHL veteran Mike Eastwood as an assistant coach to complete new bench boss Spencer Carbery’s staff. [The AHL, FiCP, RMNB]
  • I’m not crying - you’re crying.
  • Cup updates - Today Braden Holtby brings the Cup to Lashburn, Saskatchewan, and on Thursday it will be in Wilmot, Ontario with Brett Leonhardt. [The Record]
  • Finally, happy 58th birthday to the one and only Dale Hunter.