•   
  •   
  •   

Sports Washington Capitals fire coach Todd Reirden after two first-round playoff exits

22:10  23 august  2020
22:10  23 august  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

Barry Trotz vs. the Capitals highlights NHL first-round storylines

  Barry Trotz vs. the Capitals highlights NHL first-round storylines Barry Trotz will face team he led to Stanley Cup, Blue Jackets and Lightning meet again after last season's upset and last year's finalists struggle.Broadcaster Ian Eagle talks early success for NBA bubble

Washington Capitals fire coach Todd Reirden after two first - round playoff exits . The Capitals ' Stanley Cup defense in 2019 ended in the first round when they blew a 3-2 series lead and lost to the Carolina Hurricanes in overtime in Game 7. This season, the Capitals received a bye from the

The Washington Capitals have relieved head coach Todd Reirden of his duties after two seasons in the Back-to-back early playoff exits were enough to make the Washington Capitals realize they made On Sunday, the team fired Reirden days after losing a five-game series to Trotz’s New York

The Washington Capitals fired coach Todd Reirden Sunday after two seasons of first-round playoff exits.

Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien hospitalized with chest pains

  Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien hospitalized with chest pains Claude Julien was hospitalized in Toronto for tests; associate coach Kit Muller will take over for at least the rest of series vs. Flyers.Inside the NBA bubble: First scrimmage provides glimpse of unique arena

The Washington Capitals have fired head coach Todd Reirden three days after they were eliminated from the playoffs by the Islanders in five games. Back-to-back early playoff exits were enough to make the Washington Capitals realize that they made a mistake. In the two seasons since the team

The Washington Capitals fired Todd Reirden on Sunday, ending his two -year tenure as head coach , three days after the team was upset in the first round by Barry Trotz and the New York Islanders, the team announced. Reirden guided Washington to back-to-back Metropolitan Division titles and a

Reirden was the top assistant to Barry Trotz when the Capitals won their lone Stanley Cup title in 2018. Trotz left the team in a contract dispute and later joined the New York Islanders. The Capitals promoted Reirden to the head coaching job.

“We have higher expectations for our team, and we felt a fresh approach in leadership was necessary,” general manager Brian MacLellan said in a statement. “We would like to thank Todd for all of his hard work and efforts with our organization. Todd has been a big part of our team for more than half a decade, including our Stanley Cup run in 2018, and we wish him and his family all the best moving forward.”

Dmitry Orlov, Todd Reirden are posing for a picture: Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden is out after two seasons. © Dan Hamilton, USA TODAY Sports Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden is out after two seasons.

From NFL plays to college sports scores, all the top sports news you need to know every day.

Tampa Bay Lightning make most of second chance, eliminate Columbus Blue Jackets

  Tampa Bay Lightning make most of second chance, eliminate Columbus Blue Jackets The Lightning, swept by the Blue Jackets in last season's NHL playoffs, oust them this time after a Brayden Point OT goal in Game 5.“We had 422 days to think about it, but who’s counting?” he told reporters.

Back-to-back early playoff exits were enough to make the Washington Capitals realize they made a mistake. On Sunday, the team fired Reirden days after losing a five-game series to Trotz's New York Islanders and moved toward hiring the seventh coach since Alex Ovechkin entered the NHL.

The Washington Capitals have fired coach Todd Reirden after a second consecutive first - round exit in the playoffs . General manager Brian MacLellan announced the move Sunday, three days after the Capitals lost to former coach Barry Trotz’s New York Islanders in a five-game series.

In two regular seasons, Reirden had a .642 winning percentage and won two division titles, but the team wasn't able to produce playoff success.

The Capitals' Stanley Cup defense in 2019 ended in the first round when they blew a 3-2 series lead and lost to the Carolina Hurricanes in overtime in Game 7.

This season, the Capitals received a bye from the qualifying round, but they lost to Trotz's Islanders in five games.

The Capitals still have a strong core with Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson, Tom Wilson, T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov. Now, it will be up to a new coach to get them back to the top.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Washington Capitals fire coach Todd Reirden after two first-round playoff exits

Flyers' Matt Niskanen gets one-game suspension for cross-check that broke jaw of Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher

  Flyers' Matt Niskanen gets one-game suspension for cross-check that broke jaw of Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Matt Niskanen will sit out Game 6; Montreal Canadiens say Brendan Gallagher will need surgery for broken jaw.But Gallagher is expected out longer because Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced that the forward suffered a broken jaw and would need surgery. Because Gallagher has to leave the Toronto bubble, he'll need to quarantine before resuming play. The Canadiens ruled him out of the rest of the series.

The Washington Capitals fired Reirden as head coach Sunday after they were ousted by Trotz's Islanders in the first round of the NHL playoffs . Todd Reirden was groomed to replace Barry Trotz, who schooled his former understudy in this year’s playoffs . Now, Reirden is a goner.

Todd Reirden 's time as head coach of the Capitals has come to an end. Back-to-back early playoff exits were enough to make the Washington Capitals realize that they had There had been whispers for the past few weeks that if Washington couldn't get past the first round , Reirden would be done.


Gallery: Quest for the Stanley Cup: Best photos from the NHL playoffs' first round (USA TODAY SPORTS)

Ranking the 5 best candidates to be the Capitals' next head coach .
Hiring Todd Reirden's replacement is one of the biggest decisions Brian MacLellan will face in his executive career. The Washington Capitals general manager fired his head coach on Sunday after just two seasons, and finding his successor will be an integral part of the franchise's quest for another Stanley Cup. Despite modest regular-season success, Reirden couldn't replicate the same defensive formula as his predecessor, Barry Trotz. In two seasons under Reirden, the Capitals ranked 19th in the NHL in goals against per 60 minutes at five-on-five (GA/60). In the previous two years under Trotz, Washington ranked first.

usr: 0
This is interesting!