In a press conference Thursday at the Kettler Iceplex, Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee, among other things, gave an update on the club's search for a new head coach. He also adressed the status of assistant coaches Dean Evanson and Jim Johnson.
McPhee said that the team has cut down the number of candidates for the head coach position, but that they won't make a decision before the 2012 NHL draft, which will begin on June 22. McPhee mentioned that NHL experience -- whether it's as a head coach or associate head coach -- isn't a requirement as they look to fill the position.
The Captials GM also commented on the futures of Evanson and Johnson:
#Caps GMGM says "probably not" but also said he wasn't sure if Evason and Johnson would return— Sky Kerstein (@SkyKerstein) June 14, 2012