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Report: Capitals Believed to Have Interest in Spencer Carbery



The search for the next head coach of the Washington Capitals is growing.

The Capitals are believed to have inquired about Toronto Maple Leafs assistant Spencer Carbery, according to The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun, who added that the organization would not confirm. Carbery is familiar with the Capitals organization, having served as head coach of the Hershey Bears from 2018-21.

Carbery, 41, is an in-demand candidate according to LeBrun, who also noted that at least one other team — potentially the Anaheim Ducks — are interested in speaking with him. Three other teams — the Calgary Flames, Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Rangers — also have head coaching vacancies.

Carbery has been available to speak with teams since the Maple Leafs were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs last week.

Carbery is the second candidate publicly linked to the Capitals head coaching job, following Tampa Bay Lightning assistant Jeff Halpern. According to LeBrun, the team has already interviewed more than one candidate.

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No surprise here. He has always been an obvious candidate. Has the advantage over Halpern that he has already been a head coach

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