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Saturday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Cup travels continue.

NHL: Stanley Cup Final-Washington Capitals at Vegas Golden Knights Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • Nicklas Backstrom plays a patient game, and at long last he has prevailed. [Stars & Sticks]
  • Get on with it, Andre Burakovsky. This is your year, probably. [NBCSW]
  • In which Shane Gersich scores a super sassy goal. [RMNB]
  • Waiter, we’ll have the YOLO, with a side of Stanley Cup shrug emoji. [Featurd]
  • Catching up with the Summer of Stanley:
  • ... Mike Vogel was tagging along as the Cup went to Czechia to visit with Michal Kempny and Jakub Vrana... [Dump-n-Chase]
  • ... From last weekend, assistant athletic trainer Mike Booi filled the cup with soft-serve at the very same Dairy Queen where he worked way back when... [Sentinel-Standard]
  • ... Yesterday was the Caps’ head equipment manager’s day. Brock Myles brought his trophy to his hometown of Chesley, Ontario, and Blackstone Sports donated a brand new skate sharpener in his honor... [Blackburn News, NoVa Caps]
  • ... Brett Leonhardt lugged the mug to New Hamburg, Ontario, the the rink where he learned to skate. Plus bonus baby Stretch pics! [TheRegister]
  • Tomorrow is Tom Wilson’s day. Stanley Cup champion Tom Wilson, that is. [RMNB]
  • Finally, lets have a stick salute to the memory of Col. Wayne Norby, who got to see his beloved Caps raise the Cup just before he passed at the age of 91. Via this obituary, he lettered in hockey three times at West Point and later brought hockey to the US Air Force Academy in the ‘60’s. When he wasn’t playing hockey, he served our nation in many distinguished capacities. Rest well, Colonel. [Star-Tribune]