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Jared’s Daily: Caps’ Coaching Staff Grows; Smith Not Visiting San Jose



Mitch Love was announced as the Capitals' defensive assistant coach Thursday. (Candice Ward/Calgary Wranglers)

Mitch Love, the two-time winner of the AHL’s most outstanding coach award, is joining Spencer Carbery’s coaching staff in Washington.

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

Washington Capitals

Mitch Love will primarily work with the Capitals’ defensemen, the team announced Thursday. [WHN]

Which free agent wingers could the Capitals target? [WHN]

Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund is purchasing a roughly 5% stake in Monumental Sports & Entertainment. [WHN]

From The National Hockey Now Network

Potential top-5 draft pick Will Smith is not visiting San Jose prior to Wednesday’s NHL Draft. Smith is widely speculated to be the No. 4 pick of the Sharks. [San Jose Hockey Now]

The Flyers expect to meet with Russian draft prospect Matvei Michkov, who has reportedly shunned team interviews. The Flyers pick seventh in next week’s NHL Draft. [Philadelphia Hockey Now]

Derek MacKenzie reunites with new Predators head coach Andrew Brunette on the team’s staff. The two worked together on the Panthers’ staff from 2019-22. [Nashville Hockey Now]

Marc Savard is joining the Flames as an assistant coach under new head coach Ryan Huska. [Calgary Hockey Now]

The Avalanche will not be re-signing defenseman Erik Johnson. Who could replace him? [Colorado Hockey Now]

Who could the Penguins target to replace Jason Zucker? [Penguins Hockey Now]

Former Devils goalie Mike McKenna weighs in on whether Connor Hellebuyck could fit in New Jersey. [New Jersey Hockey Now]

Jared Serre covers the Washington Capitals for Washington Hockey Now. He is a graduate of West Virginia University.