Category Archives: Coach

Todd Reirden Will Assess Capitals Players During This Week’s Training Camp; Next Week Could Focus on Line Combinations & Pairs

On Monday afternoon, Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden spoke to the media on a Zoom call following the group practices from the first day of training camp in Phase 3 of the NHL’s Return to Play Plan. The Capitals are set … Continue reading

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Report: Devils To Name Lindy Ruff Head Coach, Remove “Interim” Tag Off Of GM Tom Fitzgerald

Photo: NHL.com According to NHL Network’s Kevin Weekes, the New Jersey Devils are expected to name Lindy Ruff head coach and remove the “interim” tag off of GM Tom Fitzgerald, who was the assistant to former GM Ray Shero before … Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov Will Play A Round-Robin Game But “It’s Braden Holtby’s Job To Lose,” Capitals’ Coach Todd Reirden Says

Photo: Scott Audette/Getty Images Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden said on a Zoom call with the media on Monday that the acquisitions of defenseman Brenden Dillon from the San Jose Sharks and forward Ilya Kovalchuk from the Montreal Canadiens … Continue reading

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Will Restarting the Season Be A Bigger Risk for Head Coaches Due to COVID-19?

NHL training camps are scheduled to open on July 10 at the designated home base (hub city) for each of the playoff teams, with playoffs anticipated to start sometime in August. One potential concern is that coaches could be very … Continue reading

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Assistant Reid Cashman Named Dartmouth Head Coach, But Will Stay With Capitals For Rest Of Season

Photo: The Coaches Site The Washington Capitals announced on Monday that assistant coach Reid Cashman will be Dartmouth’s head coach next season but remain with the team for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The second-year assistant has run the Capitals’ … Continue reading

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Bench Boss Level Up: Greatest Head Coaching Upgrades in Washington Capitals History

Recently, sports media platform The Athletic released an article on the greatest upgrades in the history of each NHL team. In the case of the Washington Capitals, it was the hiring of David Poile as General Manager that made the … Continue reading

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Former Capitals’ Head Coach Barry Trotz On Alex Ovechkin: “He Really Bought Into The Fact That His Legacy Wouldn’t Be Defined By Everyone Else.”

New York Islanders head coach Barry Trotz talked to the media on a Zoom conference call on Friday afternoon. The call included Edmonton Oilers head coach Dave Tippet and Florida Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville. During the call, Trotz discussed … Continue reading

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Interview with Alex Ovechkin’s First Professional Hockey Coach

Photos: Sport Express Igor Rabiner of Sports Express in Russia is currently interviewing the coaches who worked with Alex Ovechkin before he left Russia to play in North America.  Most recently Rabiner conducted an interview with Alex Ovechkin’s first professional … Continue reading

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2019-20 Includes Second-Most Head Coaches Fired During Single Season In NHL History

Photo: Knights On Ice A few years ago, FiveThirtyEight.com calculated that the average tenure for an NHL head coach is 2.4 seasons. In comparison, an NBA head coach stays with his team for an average of 2.3 seasons while an … Continue reading

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“We’re Chasing Too Many Games”: Todd Reirden Speaks After Capitals’ Loss to Vegas

With a loss to the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday evening, the Washington Capitals have drawn their record in their last 20 games to 10-10-0 and are in the midst of their toughest stretch of the 2019-20 season. After the … Continue reading

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