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Mike Knuble offers some advice to Caps on what kind of coach they should hire


By now you know Mike Knuble won’t be returning to the Capitals next season. After spending three seasons in Washington, he’ll be looking for a new team next year, but he leaves giving some advice to GM George McPhee on what kind of coach they should hire next.

Knuble tells Katie Carrera of The Washington Post that finding a happy medium between their last two bench bosses would be in their best interests.

“Finding someone who can go between Bruce’s style and Dale’s style, I think, is key,” Knuble said. “The Caps have a lot of skilled players who don’t have to play so conservatively all the time; you can be a little more aggressive at the start of the game. I think you’ve got to let them go be the world-class talents that they are. Then you work to get everybody playing defensive when the situation calls for it.”

Operating between the extremes of Bruce Boudreau’s “run and gun” kind of hockey and Dale Hunter’s “bore you to tears” style has all the makings of a real good idea. Scoring and strong defense? Sounds pretty ideal. As for who the contenders are for the vacant Caps job, that’s another story entirely as McPhee isn’t really talking about who he’s aiming for. Hey maybe Knuble wants to coach some day.

PHT Morning Skate: Where the Coyotes will need more players to step up today

Shane Doan

PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

It’s an obvious statement but with the Coyotes down 3-0 in the series, they’re going to need more people to step up to avoid being swept. (NHL.com)

If Phoenix loses their series, is there more reason to worry that they’ve lost more than just a round in the playoffs? (Toronto Sun)

Could Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider stick together next season and for a long time coming? It’s possible. (Vancouver Province)

Dale Hunter could not be happier to see his London Knights play in the Memorial Cup. (Sun Media)

Our thoughts go out to the family of former Buffalo Sabres forward Paul Cyr who died of heart failure at the age of 48. (Buffalo News)

PHT Morning Skate: Where we’re not going to cry over blocked shots

New York Rangers v Ottawa Senators - Game Four

PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Are you getting upset seeing teams go all out to block shots in the playoffs and help keep scoring down? Joe Haggerty would like it if you stopped crying about guys doing their best to help win the Stanley Cup. (CSNNE.com)

Bruce Garrioch says the Coyotes are done like dinner. Who knew the Kings were good at playing the part of roadrunners? (Ottawa Sun)

Hope you didn’t want to hear Martin Brodeur’s wit and wisdom on game days. He won’t be talking to the media then. (Fire & Ice)

Bet you didn’t know former Steelers coach Bill Cowher is a hockey fan. Bet you really didn’t know his son-in-law is Kings tough guy Kevin Westgarth. (NHL.com)

The Sharks might not fire Todd McLellan, but they might be giving him a new assistant coach. Candidates? How about Bryan Marchment or Mike Ricci. Yikes! (CSNBayArea.com)

Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk is having a whale of a time at Worlds. (News & Observer)

Mike Knuble is feeling good and wants to keep playing. Well he was well rested during the year… (Capitals Insider)

The London Knights are really happy to have Dale Hunter back in town in time for the Memorial Cup. (TSN)

Yup, people are mad at David Booth for hunting bears. (Calgary Sun)

In a stunning turn of events, Chicago columnist David Haugh thinks trading Patrick Kane would be a bad idea. (Chicago Tribune)

Count the Lightning and Steve Yzerman in the hunt for Swiss forward Damien Brunner. (Lightning Strikes)

Finally, Niklas Kronwall is still doing what he does best at Worlds: Laying monster hits. (YouTube)