Washington Capitals: Top 5 greatest coaches of all-time

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Gerard Gallant, Barry Trotz, Washington Capitals (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Washington Capitals had plenty of interesting coaches over the years.

The Washington Capitals are currently in search of a new coach after Todd Reirden failed to deliver the Caps out of the first round in back to back seasons. There are three names that emerged as legitimate candidates and each one hopes to one day make a list such as this.

Those candidates are Peter Laviolette, Mike Babcock, and Gerard Gallant and one of those names could get hired in the next few weeks as the Caps look to go on with their offseason.

But this post isn’t about the three names mentioned above. One of those three will face the pressure that comes with the job of coaching the Capitals.

Who we’ll talk about next celebrates those who have helped the Caps achieve new heights, who helped motivate their players and helped make the culture good.

It’s always fun guessing who would make a list such as this and the goal of this is to encourage healthy debate. We’ve already looked at the greatest players, the best of the best, by position at forwards, defense, centers, left wings, right wings, and goalies.

Now it’s time to look at the best coaches in Capitals history.

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