Craig Berube Was Considered For Washington Capitals Head Coaching Job, No Longer A Candidate

The Washington Capitals are still searching for a new head coach to replace Dale Hunter. Another former player was in the mix, according to TSN's Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. Former tough guy Craig Berube was said to be in the running at one point, but he is no longer a candidate for the job.

Berube voiced his interest in the coaching position last month, telling the media that he had not been contacted by the team at that time.

Berube played for Washington from 1993 through 1999, alongside former coach Dale Hunter. He retired in 2004, and began pursuing a coaching career. He has been an assistant coach with the Philadelphia Flyers since 2007.

Dale Hunter resigned as the Capitals coach on May 14, citing a decision to spend more time with his family.

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