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Flyers assistant Berube “interested” in Caps head-coaching vacancy

May 22, 2012, 5:22 PM EDT

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Craig Berube may or may not be a candidate to replace Dale Hunter behind the bench in Washington, but he’d like to be. spoke to the current Flyers assistant coach (and huge fan of the Penguins) Tuesday about the job opening with the Capitals.

“Any time you get an opportunity to be a head coach, you’re interested,” Berube said. “My situation is good here. No one has contacted me about it. We’ll see what happens.”

Berube played 1,054 games in the NHL, many of them in Washington with the Caps. His 3,149 PIM rank seventh all time in league history, just a few hundred behind Hunter (3,565).

Berube and Hunter are former teammates that remain good friends, and the two spoke often during the season.

But do they share the same hockey philosophy? The Flyers certainly don’t play conservative hockey under Peter Laviolette.

Come to think of it, perhaps a coach that’s part hard-nosed Hunter and part attacking-oriented Laviolette could work well in Washington.

Again though, Berube hasn’t even been contacted by the Caps, so for now this is nothing but speculation.

  1. hiltonandastoria - May 22, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    To go from a guy who is remembered for a classless act to another remembered for another classless act sure is classy.


    That is all

    • kantnockdahustle89 - May 22, 2012 at 8:22 PM

      Hockey is a mans sport. Get over it.

      • hiltonandastoria - May 22, 2012 at 8:29 PM

        Oh yaaaaa Big Man Craig Berube is calling Worrell a monkey and getting suspended for it

      • hiltonandastoria - May 22, 2012 at 8:30 PM

        “THATS the head coach I want” says the guy from 1920

  2. danphipps01 - May 22, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    As long as class isn’t a priority, which it’s clearly not, they may as well shoot for Rick Tocchet and Scott Stevens as assistants while they’re at it.

    • bethgoesglobal - May 23, 2012 at 1:32 AM

      Scott Stevens was a great player and was a real leader, especially during his years with the Devils. IMO he would be a nice addition to any organization.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 23, 2012 at 4:53 PM

        Yeah he could go around hitting players with elbows with their heads down at practice !

      • bethgoesglobal - May 23, 2012 at 8:24 PM

        Has it not occurred to anyone that maybe, just Maybe these guys may have changed a little since retiring from the NHL? You should not be so quick to judge the character of a man purely on his antics on the ice years earlier.

  3. flyerscup2010 - May 23, 2012 at 2:42 AM

    Chief is the man. He’ll be a great head coach someday.

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