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Thursday Caps Clips: A New Champ is Crowned

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes.

Washington Capitals v St Louis Blues Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Congratulations to the St. Louis Blues and our pals over at St. Louis Game time on winning the 2019 Cup! Take care of Stanley, kids... we’ll be back for him soon.
  • We wrap up the Rink Wraps with a roundtable examination of Brian MacLellan’s 2018-19 season. [Rink]
  • Grading Todd Reirden’s first season as the Caps’ head coach. [Rink, RMNB]
  • Postseason officiating, the changing face of champs, an Ovechkin statue... all topics of conversation in another Caps’ mailbag. [NBCSW]
  • The Caps have been pretty decent at drafting over the years, but everyone gets a mulligan and 2011 was probably that for Washington. [NBCSW]
  • The corpse of the 2018-19 season wasn’t even cold yet before this fall’s preseason schedule started to leak. Joy of joys - the Caps will get two matches against the ‘Canes. [WRAL]
  • Finally, happy 41st birthday to Matt Bradley, and raise a glass to the memory of Ace Bailey, who would have been 71 today.