Tuesday morning, we got some coaching news in the NHL as the Washington Capitals named Peter Laviolette their new head coach.

He's the 19th coach in Washington's history and he's being paid handsomely to coach the Caps.

Washington also did Nashville a solid in the process of hiring Laviolette, who was due $2.5 million from his former team.

Don't forget to send the Caps a 'Thank You' card Predators fans, unless Washington beats your team in the Stanley Cup Final next year....then don't.

(H/T: Pierre LeBrun)