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Friday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Cup begins its Sweden swing, blueline questions, fun with seventh rounders and more.

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

Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • Also in Sweden, Nicklas Backstrom and Christian Djoos have rejoined their former mates from the SHL, participating in Brynas IF’s annual Black and White Game. [NoVa Caps,, and there’s a video with the whole game here, and highlights here]
  • The Caps are the champs, and become the standard against which the Central Division teams can be measured. [The Athletic]
  • The Caps are returning their entire Stanley Cup-winning defense corps. Will there be enough room for Madison Bowey and Christian Djoos to continue developing? [NBCSW]
  • Looking at Todd Reirden’s new lieutenants. [Stars & Sticks]
  • Our SB Nation pals at Pension Plan Puppets have a fun summer series looking at seventh round draft picks. One of them has a date with Lord Stanley this very weekend. [PPP (Part One, Part Two)]
  • Finally, remembering the Caps’ one-hit wonders with a look at Rod Seiling’s fleeting tour of duty in Landover. And a relic of an earlier time, when teams routinely traded players by the busload. [Peerless]