Laviolette said the Capitals checked plenty of boxes on his wish list, too, including playing in a city with a championship pedigree after recent titles for area teams in the W.N.B.A. and Major League Baseball, as well as the Capitals’ own victory two years ago. “I get to get behind the bench of an organization that is willing to do anything to win and be successful,” Laviolette said. In both Philadelphia and Nashville, his clubs built steam after wobbly starts and made the finals despite having a low playoff seed. The following year, however, with lowered expectations, Washington managed to hoist the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history.
Source: New York Times September 15, 2020 23:37 UTC