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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: GM BMac formally introduced the new bench boss, Riley Barber re-ups and the Stanley Cup was the guest of honor in Annapolis

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Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • Brian MacLellan formally introduced Todd Reirden as the Capitals’ new head coach during a press conference at Kettler. [Caps Video, RMNB, NBCSW, WashTimes (and again), NoVa Caps]
  • ‘Twas a long and winding road, but Reirden stuck with it and came out on top. [Dump-n-Chase]
  • Reirden also chatted up NHL Tonight.
  • GM MacLellan says that the Caps’ free agency is nearly complete, with perhaps a depth defenseman left to sign. Oh, and the not-so-small matter of re-signing RFA Tom Wilson. [NBCSW (and again), WaPo, RMNB]
  • Welcome back, Riley Barber! He signed a one-year, two-way deal to stick around. [NoVa Caps]
  • The Capitals’ assistant equipment manger Woody Leydig had just about the most perfect Day With The Cup that you could imagine:

  • And then, the most hockey thing ever:
  • Then back to Annapolis for a li’l meet-n-greet with the fans: