Lightning Round: Jeff Halpern to interview with Capitals

Lightning Round: Jeff Halpern to interview with Capitals
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The Tampa Bay Lightning, like any great team, have been seeing their talent siphoned off to the rest of the league for the past few years. Either from the salary cap or assistant coaches finding top jobs elsewhere, it's just how the industry goes.

Like former assistant coach Derek Lalonde in Detroit a couple years back, Jeff Halpern is starting to gain interest from around the league over head coaching jobs. This report from Pierre LeBrun is he's being interviewed by the Washington Capitals.

Halpern played over 500 games with the Capitals between the start and end of his career, so it wouldn't be a shock to see him go back to a place that knows him so well. Also, it was Halpern's birthday yesterday (today as I'm writing this), so happy birthday, 2x Champ!

If you want to read more on the report, Russian Machine Never Breaks has a thorough story up on their site. Always recommend.

Capitals plan to interview Jeff Halpern for open head coach position: report
The Washington Capitals’ coaching search will include one of its former captains. The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun is reporting that the Capitals plan to interview Jeff Halpern for their open head coaching job. Halpern, a Potomac, Maryland native, has been an…

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