Category Archives: Coaching

Accountability And The Washington Capitals

After firing head coach Todd Reirden on August 23, Washington Capitals’ general manager Brian MacLellan told the media that “we need an experienced coach, [one who will] press buttons on some players.” MacLellan thought the sense of accountability within the locker … 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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Capitals’ Head Coach Peter Laviolette: “It’s A Privilege To Be The Head Coach Of This Hockey Team”

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette told the media at his introductory press conference that “it’s a privilege to be the head coach of this hockey team” and that Tuesday is a “pretty special day … Continue reading

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Capitals Hire Peter Laviolette As Head Coach

Photo: @Predators The Washington Capitals announced on Tuesday morning that they have hired Peter Laviolette as the 19th head coach in team history. The team relieved Todd Reirden of his duties on August 24 after consecutive first-round exits in the … Continue reading

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Report: Capitals’ Next Head Coach Expected To Be Gerard Gallant, Mike Babcock, Or Peter Laviolette

Photo: CBC According to TSN’s Pierre LeBrun, former Vegas Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant, Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock, or Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette will be the Washington Capitals’ next head coach.

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Report: Mike Babcock Definitely “A Contender” To Become Next Capitals’ Head Coach

Photo: Sporting News Sportsnet’s Elliotte Freidman told NHL Network recently that former Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock is in the mix to become the Washington Capitals‘ next head coach and “definitely a contender,” saying “I do think they … Continue reading

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Report: Capitals Have Interviewed Gerard Gallant And Mike Babcock, Who’s A “Legitimate Candidate,” To Fill Head Coaching Vacancy

Photo: Yahoo! Sports According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Freidman, the Washington Capitals have interviewed former Vegas Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant and former Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock, who is a “legitimate candidate,” to fill their head coaching … Continue reading

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Penguins Hire Former Capitals’ Head Coach Todd Reirden As Assistant To Help Defense, Power Play

Photo: DCist The Pittsburgh Penguins announced on Wednesday morning that they have named Todd Reirden as an assistant coach. He will primarily work with the team’s defensive group and power-play. The team also announced Mike Vellucci was hired as an … Continue reading

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Report: Predators Give Capitals Permission To Interview Peter Laviolette To Fill Head Coaching Vacancy

Photo: Yahoo Finance Sportsnet’s Elliotte Freidman reported on Sunday night that the Nashville Predators have given the Washington Capitals permission to talk to their former head coach, Peter Laviolette, who was fired by the team on January 6.

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Who Will Coach The Capitals Next Season?

Photo: Knights On Ice After the Washington Capitals lost to the New York Islanders in five games in the first round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, there are plenty of questions surrounding the team, including the future of head … Continue reading

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