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Canadiens Fire Head Coach Claude Julien, Associate Kirk Muller; Give Dominique Ducharme Job On Interim Basis

Photo: USA Today The Montreal Canadiens announced on Wednesday that head coach Claude Julien and associate coach Kirk Muller have both been fired. Assistant Dominique Ducharme was named the interim head coach and former Vancouver Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows will … Continue reading

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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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Former Capitals’ Forward Joel Ward Named Assistant Coach For AHL’s Silver Knights

Photo: Capitals The Henderson Silver Knights, the AHL affiliate of the Vegas Golden Knights, announced on Monday that they have hired former Washington Capitals forward Joel Ward and defenseman Jamie Heward to be an assistant coach with the team.

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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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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 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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