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NHL The Best Washington Capitals Coaches of All Time  

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The Washington Capitals have seen some great (and not so great) coaches come and go in their time competing in the NHL. That being said, who is the best Washington Capitals head coach of all time? This list ranks every Washington Capitals coach from best to worst based on votes from hockey fans like you, so lace up your skates and start voting. Vote up your top Washington Capitals coaches, and don't forget stats like regular season record and playoff appearances.

Bryan Murray was the first Capitals head coach to win a Jack Adams award for coach of the year, which he accomplished in 1984. Adams was also the first coach to lead the Capitals to the playoffs, which he did in 1981. Another great Capitals head coach was Ron Wilson, who lead the team to their first and only Stanley Cup finals appearance in 1998. Wilson's Capitals by the Detroit Red Wings in four games, however.

Imagine the Washington Capitals assembled a team of the best NHL players from every decade. Who would you select to coach? Vote up the winningest Washington Capitals coach or just the coaches you like the most, then check to see if they're on the list of the best hockey coaches in the sport's history.

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Barry Trotz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Washington Capitals Coaches of All Time
Barry Trotz age 56

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Bryan Murray is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Washington Capitals Coaches of All Time
Bryan Murray age 76

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Bruce Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Washington Capitals Coaches of All Time

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Ron Wilson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Washington Capitals Coaches of All Time
Ron Wilson age 63

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Red Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Washington Capitals Coaches of All Time
Red Sullivan

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Milt Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Washington Capitals Coaches of All Time
Milt Schmidt age 100

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Jim Schoenfeld is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Washington Capitals Coaches of All Time

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Terry Murray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Washington Capitals Coaches of All Time
Terry Murray age 68

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Tom McVie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Washington Capitals Coaches of All Time
Tom McVie

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Dale Hunter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Washington Capitals Coaches of All Time
Dale Hunter age 58

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Gary Green is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Washington Capitals Coaches of All Time
Gary Green

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Jim Anderson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Washington Capitals Coaches of All Time
Jim Anderson Died at 83 (1930-2013)

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Glen Hanlon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Washington Capitals Coaches of All Time
Glen Hanlon age 61

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Bruce Cassidy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Washington Capitals Coaches of All Time
Bruce Cassidy age 53

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Danny Belisle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Washington Capitals Coaches of All Time
Danny Belisle

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Roger Crozier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Washington Capitals Coaches of All Time
Roger Crozier Died at 54 (1942-1996)

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Adam Oates is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Washington Capitals Coaches of All Time
Adam Oates age 56