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Friday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Traveling with the Cup, replacing Beagle, determining the worth of Wilson and more.

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  • The Caps have had a talented core of Russians since Alex Ovechkin’s arrival in 2004, and 2018 draftee Alexander Alexeyev becomes the latest member of the club. [CHL]
  • How much will the loss of Jay Beagle hurt the Caps next season? [NBCSW]
  • Video coach Brett Leonhardt brought the Cup to his hometown of New Hamburg, ON, and paid a visit to a Howie Morenz tribute. [NHL, CTV, NoVa Caps]
  • This is just the latest stop on a summer-long worldwide tour for the Cup and its keeper, Phil Pritchard. [WashTimes]
  • Taking a deep dive into the game of Tom Wilson to answer the question: is he worth the big contract? [NoVa Caps]
  • After an up-and-down 2017-18 season and the Cup win, Braden Holtby has a big year ahead of him. [StarsandSticks]
  • Looking back on the Caps’ career of Steve Konowalchuk. [FiCP]
  • He initially had to fight to get into - and stay - in the lineup, but Chandler Stephenson made his mark last season and has a chance to build on that. [StarsandSticks]
  • Scenes from the Hershey Bears’ 2017-18. [NoVa Caps]