Report: Spencer Carbery believed to be on Capitals shortlist if they make head coaching change
The Washington Capitals have quite the decision to make when the 2022-23 campaign wraps up. The Caps, who hold a 0.6 percent chance of making this year’s playoffs according to MoneyPuck, do not currently have a head coach under contract for next season.
After two first-round exits and missing the postseason entirely in 2023, Peter Laviolette’s three-year deal that he signed in 2020 is expiring. The Caps could extend his deal at some point this offseason but they also cannot hide from the team results during his tenure.
On Monday morning, ESPN’s Emily Kaplan released a list of up-and-coming NHL coach and general manager candidates. This list was curated with the help of a 24-person poll. Those people work in and around the NHL which included agents, front-office executives, and league officials.
One of the potential future head coaches was listed with specific mention of the Caps’ possible upcoming vacancy, former Hershey Bears bench boss Spencer Carbery.
By Chris Cerullo 16 hours ago