Category Archives: Coach

Coaching Clashes: Pierre-Luc Dubois The Latest In Coach-Player Saga in John Tortorella’s Time In Columbus

Jerome Miron/USA Today Columbus Blue Jackets Head Coach John Tortorella is an accomplished NHL Head Coach, with a Stanley Cup win just one accomplishment on a resume that includes 657 wins (the most by an American-born NHL Head Coach), two … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Head Coach Peter Laviolette: “There Will Be Guys In The Second Group Playing Games In The NHL This Year”

On Saturday, Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette spoke to the media on a Zoom call following Group A’s practice on the fifth day of the 2020-21 training camp. He discussed preparing for Sunday’s intra-squad scrimmage.

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Capitals’ Head Coach Peter Laviolette Said Thursday’s Scrimmage Will Be An Evaluation Ahead of Season Opener on Jan. 14

Screencap: @Capitals On Wednesday, Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette spoke to the media on a Zoom call following Group A’s practice on the third day of the 2020-21 training camp. He discussed how Thursday’s scrimmage will be an evaluation … Continue reading

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Head Coach Peter Laviolette Said Zdeno Chara Has Cleared Physicals, Will Join Capitals’ Main Group on Wednesday

Photo: @Capitals On Tuesday, Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette spoke to the media on a Zoom call following Group A’s practice on the second day of the 2020-21 training camp. He provided an update on defenseman Zdeno Chara and discussed … Continue reading

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Head Coach Peter Laviolette Said It “Felt Great To Be Out There” With The Capitals For The First Time

Screen cap: @Capitals On Monday, Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette spoke to the media on a Zoom call following Group A’s practice on the first day of the 2020-21 training camp. The regular season will start on Wednesday, January 13. The … Continue reading

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Beginnings With Bruce and Backstrom Birthday Heroics — Retro Recap: Washington Capitals @ Philadelphia Flyers – November 23, 2007

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images During the Thanksgiving time frame, Caps fans remember past games that took place around that holiday.  They were especially memorable in 2007. This post looks at the game between the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers that took … Continue reading

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Capitals Name Kevin McCarthy Assistant Coach; Blaine Forsythe, Scott Arniel Will Remain On Peter Laviolette’s Staff

Photo: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey The Washington Capitals announced on Wednesday afternoon that Kevin McCarthy will join head coach Peter Laviolette’s coaching staff as an assistant to help the defense. The team also announced that assistants Blaine Forsythe and Scott Arniel, … Continue reading

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Peter Laviolette Was Capitals’ Target To Become Next Head Coach After Todd Reirden Was Fired

Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Freidman, the Washington Capitals knew Peter Laviolette was their target to become the team’s next head coach after they fired Todd Reirden on August 23. The Capitals hired Laviolette on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Looking At Alex Ovechkin’s Seasons Under First-Year Capitals’ Head Coaches

Photo: WaPo After the Washington Capitals hired Peter Laviolette to be the 19th head coach in franchise history, one of the first questions is what kind of influence he will have on captain Alex Ovechkin. NoVa Caps looks at Ovechkin’s … Continue reading

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After An “Underachieved” Season, Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan Says New Head Coach Peter Laviolette Will Provide Motivation & Accountability For the Team

Washington Capitals senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan spoke to Capitals senior writer Mike Vogel on Tuesday and discussed the new hiring of head coach Peter Laviolette, the upcoming 2020 NHL Draft, and Free Agency.

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