It has been a busy weekend for the Washington Capitals, as they have balanced a search for a new head coach with making deft selections in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. With the draft now in the books, attention turns to the coaching search, with Capitals' general manager George McPhee saying the interview portion of the process has been wrapped up and the team "might" have a decision this week.
"We're done with all of the interviews and everything else," the Caps' general manager said. "We'll have to make a decision here in the next little while."
McPhee admitted the Caps "talked to a lot of people," and the names have been appearing all over the place. Ex-Chicago Blackhawks assistant Mike Haviland got an interview, The Washington Times confirmed, and Norfolk Admirals coach Jon Cooper is also under consideration. The other guy reportedly in the mix is New Jersey Devils assistant Adam Oates.
Oates has reportedly interviewed for the job more than once, with Haviland a late entry into the head coaching search. For now, Capitals fans will have to play the waiting game just a little big longer to see who will replace Dale Hunter as head man for Washington.