Too many coaches on the ice?

Updated: October 30, 2012, 1:26 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

HERSHEY, Pa. -- One minute Mark French, one of the rising stars among AHL coaches, is barking out instructions to the American Hockey League Hershey Bears at a morning practice.

The next minute, there's Hall of Fame-bound Adam Oates, putting the players through their drills.

Do too many whistles spoil the broth or does it make for a tasty hockey stew?

The Washington Capitals are going to find out.

While it has been common for NHL head coaches to make regular trips to see ...

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