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02-08-2013, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by txpd View Post
how many caps coaches played for the capitals? wilson? hanlon? cassidy? boudreau?

hunter was a short term plug in and had a long relationship with the team. oates was considered a top candidate for several jobs and was far from the only interview.
Key term in bold. It's not limited to playing. There is almost always some kind of personal or organizational relationship in the final hire. They don't really go outside the cult...er...yeah, cult.

The common element among them all is they'd never been NHL head coaches. Wilson was with the expansion Ducks before the Caps, and was hired at the same time as GMGM, who went from VP of the Canucks to GM of the Caps.

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