Washington Capitals promote Reirden to head coach

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www.reuters.com—The Washington Capitals announced Friday that associate coach Todd Reirden has been promoted to replace Barry Trotz as the team's head coach.

Washington Capitals promote Reirden to head coach to replace Trotz. When Barry Trotz resigned, the Washington Capitals didn't even bother with a coaching search. There was only one candidate and he got the job. Top assistant Todd Reirden will take over the Stanley Cup-champion Capitals, promoted from the bench Friday in a move that allows Washington to maintain continuity. Reirden coached the defensemen the past four seasons, was a finalist for another NHL head coach job two years ago, earned a promotion to associate coach and...