Head Coach Spencer Carbery
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Spittin Chiclets predict two Rangers rivals for coach of the year

Published March 28, 2024 at 3:15

This season has been a fascinating one to watch as the Philadelphia Flyers and the Washington Capitals have defied all odds and could possibly make the playoffs. The hosts of Spittin Chiclets brought this subject to light as John Tortorella and Spencer Carbery could be in the mix for coach of the year.

It's certainly plausible that torts would be the coach that would take the crown as he has been in the playoffs throughout the bulk of the season. This Flyers team was pegged to be in the bottom 5 and in the running for the Macklin Celebrini sweepstakes.

However, the team has bought into his defensive style, and he has pushed all the right buttons for most of the season and has eked out as much hockey as he can with this lineup.

As for Carbery, the first-time head coach who spent a few seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs as an assistant has taken this Washington team into a playoff spot even though the statistics say they should be near the bottom. With a horrible goal differential and sporadic play at times the capitals continue to roll on the back of Alexander Ovechkin. It's clear the team has responded to Carbery ways and certainly will be up for consideration.

Of course, if both teams make the playoffs, the first round will likely be tougher than it looks.
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Spittin Chiclets predict two Rangers rivals for coach of the year

Who should win Coach of the year this season?

Spencer Carbery52.6 %
Rick Tocchet199.8 %
Peter Lavioloette13067 %
John Tortorella4020.6 %
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