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from Mike Milbury of CBC, Chalk one up for the bad guys. Bruce Boudreau had no chance after he benched Ovechkin in the waning minutes of a recent game and the “Great 8” muttered an unflattering description of his coach. The clock began to tick for Boudreau at that moment and his team’s recent poor play made it easy for GM George McPhee to fire the coach on Monday.
Boudreau’s failing might have been in waiting too long to try to break the talented but undisciplined star. God bless him, he did try in the end, and it did him in. Whatever blame falls on the coach pales in comparison to the responsibility Ovechkin must shoulder. (I will not bother to talk Semin here. He is a lazy, overpaid talent not worthy of the time). It is time for the brilliant but playoff-challenged Ovie to grow up.
When the Caps signed Ovechkin to a ludicrously long-term contract, I am sure they expected that he would mature. He has not.
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The Washington Capitals have fired coach Bruce Boudreau and replaced him with Dale Hunter.
The Capitals announced the move Monday, less than a week after Boudreau reached 200 wins faster than any coach in modern NHL history.
But the Capitals have otherwise been struggling, losing six of their last eight to fall to eighth place in the Eastern Conference despite a talented lineup...
CHANGE IN WASHINGTON
The embattled Bruce Boudreau is no longer the Capitals head coach as of Monday, and he's been replaced at the helm by the notorious Dale Hunter.
The big rumor last night had the Caps getting rid of Bruce Boudreau and replacing him with the great Dale Hunter, who was coaching in the Ontario Hockey League. [Caps Watch, Puck Daddy]
And early this morning the Caps pulled the trigger. [Washington Capitals]
Staying the course was no longer an option, apparently. [Tarik El-Bashir]
Ovechkin stars in a new NHL Sports Network commercial...
Earlier this week, Bruce Boudreau celebrated his 4-year anniversary as bench boss for the Washington Capitals. Nobody can doubt the amazing work he has done in those 4 years. He took a team that had not made the playoffs in 4 years and turned them into a perennial contender almost immediately. He is generally given the majority of the credit from taking the Caps from last in...
Bruce Boudreau visited Redskins training camp this summer, chatted up Mike Shanahan, and said the Redskins coach would be invited “any time” to a session at Kettler.
So when Boudreau was fired this week, Comcast SportsNet’s Chick Hernandez used the news as occasion to ask Shanahan about the fleeting nature of coaching jobs.
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A lot happened in the hockey world today, as it seems the Monday after Thanksgiving was when everyone decided to break news or make staffing changes. First, Bruce Boudreau and Paul Maurice were fired as the head coaches of the Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes. They will be replaced by Dale Hunter and Kirk Muller respectively.
We hinted that Boudreau might be fired after...
Just hours after the Washington Capitals fired head coach Bruce Boudreau, the Carolina Hurricanes followed by canning coach Paul Maurice.
He is to be replaced by Montreal Canadians Assistant Kirk Muller.
The Hurricanes currently sit at the bottom of the Southeast Division with 20 points.
More Details to follow.
ARLINGTON, Virginia — The Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League have fired coach Bruce Boudreau and replaced him with Dale Hunter.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- The Washington Capitals have fired coach Bruce Boudreau and replaced him with Dale Hunter.
The Washington Capitals started off with a bang. Unfortunately that bang was followed by a monstrous thud. Bruce Boudreau appears to have no answers other than hard practices, healthy scratches to send bogus messages and juggling his lines. The Caps last two efforts show a team that has tuned out their coach. Rumors are rampant that Dale Hunter, A beloved former Cap is first in...
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There was hesitance among Penguins players to specifically address the firing of Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau.
This morning two Southeast Division teams have fired their coaches and replaced them with new coaches. The Washington Capitals have fired Bruce Boudreau and replaced him with former player Dale Hunter, who coached the OHL London Knights. The Carolina Hurricanes fired coach Paul Maurice and replaced him with Kirk Muller who had been coaching the AHL Milwaukee Admirals.