Ranking the 5 Greatest Coaches in Washington Capitals History

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Ranking the 5 Greatest Coaches in Washington Capitals History
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The Washington Capitals were founded in 1974-75 and are currently working on their 16th head coach. 

Through the years, the Capitals have had some bad coaches. 

The team's first coach, Jim Anderson, won only four of 54 games before being fired midway through the team's inaugural season. And Tom McVie coached 204 games from 1976-78 but managed to lose almost as many games (122) as he earned points in the standings (131). 

There have been some good coaches, too. 

Here now is a ranking of the five greatest coaches in Washington Capitals history. Each coach is listed with the length of his tenure, along with his statistics for both the regular season and postseason while in Washington. These stats include each coach's franchise rank for regular-season points percentage (minimum 200 games) and postseason win-loss percentage (minimum 20 games). 

 

Note: All statistics courtesy of Hockey-Reference.com unless noted otherwise. 

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