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Wednesday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: More boys are back in town, Cup stands may be one and done, Grubi says goodbye and more.

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Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • The Caps’ Top 25 under 25 countdown continues, with players number 10 thru 6. [Rink]
  • What’s on your Capitals’ 2018-19 wishlist? Here’s Part I of our wants/needs. [Rink]
  • On the list of Things Too Good To Last, add an entry for Stanley Cup “keg” stands. Caps did ‘em first, and best, and it looks like the Hockey Hall of Fame is swinging the banhammer. [WaPo, NBCSW, CBS Sports, USA Today, Sporting News, RMNB]
  • The dressing room at Medstar Capitals Iceplex is getting a wee bit crowded now as more players reported for informal workouts, among them Alex Ovechkin... [NBCSW (video), NoVa Caps]
  • ... who later went out for a bike ride with his trainer, sans bucket. [RMNB]
  • In which Lars Eller reflects on becoming a champion. Of the world. [NBCSW (video, story)]
  • Crystal ballin’ 2018-19 for Brett Connolly. [Peerless]
  • The Caps’ Director of Player Development Steve Richmond had his Day with the Cup in the Chicago suburbs. [NoVa Caps, Daily Herald]
  • Our SB Nation pals in Nashville size up the Rivalry Night Metropolitan Division. [OTF]
  • Auf wiedersehen, Philipp Grubauer. [IG]
  • Under pressure - new Caps bench boss Todd Reirden. But is he really? [ESPN]
  • Happy 34th birthday to Ryan Potulny.
  • Congratulations to our Monumental cousins the Washington Mystics, who clinched their berth in the WNBA Finals for the first time ever with a Game 5 win over the Atlanta Dream. [NBCSW]