The Capitals used to have a head coach known for getting the most out of his teams, even if those teams didn’t have the most talent. That was Barry Trotz, and for some reason, they let him go. If they want another coach with that kind of reputation, there is one available. That would be Gallant.
Gallant took an expansion side that didn’t have any big names, outside of the goaltender, to the Stanley Cup Final in 2018, a series Caps fans remember well…for some reason. That team was known for how hard they worked and how hard it was to play against them. If he could coach this team and get them to work hard, with the amount of talent that’s on this team they could be very, very hard to beat.
I don’t even have much to say about this one. This seems like it might be the slam dunk hire. Anyone who needs a new head coach will have this guy towards the top of their list. Everyone seems to agree he is one heck of a coach and gets fired for very strange reasons. He last got fired by Vegas after he led his team to a 24-19-6 record. That must have been the worst good team ever?
The Caps need a veteran coach to get them to play hard. There might not be a guy out there better to do that than Gallant.