Washington Capitals Rumors: Longtime Coach Linked To Team's Coaching Vacancy

The Washington Capitals have reportedly included former head coach Bruce Boudreau in their considerations for the team's next head coach, according to a recent report by Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic.

Boudreau, who previously guided the Capitals to a period of exceptional regular season success, including a Presidents Trophy win in 2010, has expressed his desire to continue coaching despite his recent departure from the Vancouver Canucks.

Although Boudreau's tenure in Washington saw consistent regular season excellence, the team fell short of advancing past the second round of the playoffs during his time as head coach. Despite leading the Capitals to four consecutive division titles, Boudreau was ultimately let go during the 2011-2012 season.

The hockey world showed sympathy towards Boudreau during his situation with the Canucks, where reports emerged about the team's intention to part ways with him.

While Boudreau remains a respected and experienced coach, it is likely that the Capitals are exploring other potential candidates as well. Once the team has selected their new head coach, they will also need to address the vacancies in their assistant coaching roles.

The Capitals' coaching search continues as they weigh various factors to determine the best fit to lead the team and pursue success in the future. Photo Credit: Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports