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Capitals GM McPhee: Coach unlikely to be hired before draft

A month after the Washington Capitals learned that Dale Hunter would not return as coach, general manager George McPhee reiterated Thursday that he is taking his time to find Hunter's replacement. Not surprisingly, McPhee was vague when discussing the coaching search with reporters and did not want to divulge names of possible candidates, but he did say not to expect an announcement before the NHL entry draft June 22-23 in Pittsburgh.

"It's been narrowed down a little bit, but we'll get there when we get there," McPhee said. "I don't anticipate doing anything before the draft. We'll work on that, but we're working on other things as well."

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