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Jared’s Daily: Caps’ Head Coach Search Slow; Toronto Stays Alive



Dmitry Orlov takes questions from the media following a 2022 game.

While the Stanley Cup Playoffs speed along, the search for the Washington Capitals’ next head coach has been moving at a snail’s pace.

That, playoff news and more from around the league in today’s daily.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals’ search to replace Peter Laviolette is “just beginning,” according to general manager Brian MacLellan. The team appears to be eyeing sit-downs with a handful of coaches whose seasons are still going on. [WHN]

A return to the Boston Bruins is not in the cards for former Capitals defender Dmitry Orlov, according to Bruins general manager Don Sweeney. The team is handcuffed by salary cap restrictions, making a return to Boston next to impossible. [Boston Hockey Now]

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Entering Wednesday down 3-0, the Toronto Maple Leafs live to fight another day. Mitch Marner and William Nylander each found the back of the net, propelling the team to a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers. [Florida Hockey Now]

Behind two Connor McDavid assists, the Edmonton Oilers pulled off a 4-1 win over the Vegas Golden Knights, knotting the series at 2-2. [Vegas Hockey Now]

From The National Hockey Now Network

The Philadelphia Flyers are eyeing former player and current team commentator Keith Jones as the team’s new president of hockey operations, according to multiple reports. The team is also expected to drop the “interim” tag from general manager Danny Briere. [Philly Hockey Now]

Bowen Byram appears to have been approached before about a contract extension by the Avalanche, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Colorado Hockey Now’s Evan Rawal explores Friedman’s comments on Byram’s future in Denver.

Holders of the No. 5 pick in June’s NHL Draft, the Montreal Canadiens may have a big decision to make: do they or don’t they draft Russian winger Matvei Michkov? [Montreal Hockey Now]

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