While focused on the 2012 NHL Entry Draft this weekend, the Washington Capitals still remained diligent in their search for a new coach. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com says you can add Norfolk head coach Jon Cooper to the list of candidates interviewed by Washington:
This may have been out there but passing on: Caps have interviewed Norfolk head coach Jon Cooper #tsn#nhldraft— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) June 22, 2012
SB Nation DC's own Ted Starkey adds that Caps general manager George McPhee now says the interview portion of the coaching search is over:
McPhee noted the Caps had interviewed all coaching candidates, now would make the decision sometime following tomorrow's draft proceedings.— Ted Starkey (@TedStarkey) June 23, 2012
If recent reports are to be believed, it appears the decision might come down to Mike Haviland, a former assistant coach with the Chicago Blackhawks, or former Capitals player Adam Oates, who has interviewed more than once for the position.
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