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Coach Lambert follows Trotz to Washington

Jun 27, 2014, 11:46 AM EDT

Barry Trotz, Lane Lambert AP

The Washington Capitals have hired Lane Lambert to serve as an assistant coach, per the Monumental Network. He is already very familiar with head coach Barry Trotz after spending the previous three seasons as an assistant with Nashville.

Lambert’s duties with the Predators included overseeing the team’s penalty kill and forwards. The Capitals’ other recent hire, assistant coach Todd Reirden, previously worked with defensemen and the power-play units with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Before becoming an assistant coach with Nashville, he was the bench boss of its AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals. The Admirals had a 178-103-39 record under him and allowed the second fewest goals of any team over his tenure.

Nashville’s penalty kill finished 25th and 29th in 2013-14 and the shortened campaign respectively, but it ranked 10th in 2011-12 with a 83.6% success rate.

  1. deathbyspl - Jun 27, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    but the real question is: Does Lane Lambert take his hair stylist with him too?

  2. lowenni - Jun 27, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    So essentially Nashville’s entire coaching staff is moving to Washington. Ok. I’m okay with that, mostly, but this guy never got much out of too many forwards (albeit he did have a lack of talent) and the penalty kill isn’t very impressive with Weber on the back end. Hope Trotz knows what he’s doing with these guys, it’s a completely different team than the Preds.

  3. ravanator - Jun 27, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    The rest of the NHL needs to be put on high alert. We already had a team full of the best talent in the league, now with this amazing new coaching staff we will be unstoppable next season. I can’t wait to celebrate the Caps winning the cup next season.


  4. ludacrish05 - Jun 27, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    I’m a caps fan but are you drunk ravanator?

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