Found November 27, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
A couple weeks ago I noted that TJ Hensick of the Peoria Rivermen (St Louis affiliate) was the top scorer in the AHL.  He has been passed last night by Keith Aucoin of the Hershey Bears (Washington affiliate).  Aucoin got four assists last night in their 5-4 loss against Lake Erie (Colorado affiliate). Aucoin has 28 points, with a remarkably low four goals to go with 24 assists.  Hensick is one point back at 27.  Aucoin’s teammate Chris Bourque is the third serious player in the scoring race with 26 points.  Nobody else has more than 23. Aucoin is a veteran AHLer.  He has been in the league since 2002.  He has played 75 NHL games in that time.  At age 33, he is no longer seen as a prospect to have a serious NHL career, but he is depth in event of injuries. Continue reading "AHL Scoring Race"

Bruce Boudreau out as Capitals coach

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. 


Bruce Boudreau fired by Capitals

The coach's failure to get the team to the Stanley Cup Finals along with a feud with Alexander Ovechkin spelled the end for Boudreau. He will be replaced by former Capitals player Dale Hunter

Washington Capitals Fire Bruce Boudreau

Per a team release, the Washington Capitals have parted ways with head coach Bruce Boudreau.  Boudreau had been the head coach of the Capitals for just over four calendar years, winning over 68 percent of his regular season games to go along with four Southeast Division champsionships and a Presidents' Trophy.  However, Boudreau failed to lead the Capitals to any postseason...

Bruce Out; Hunter In

Shortly after 8 am this morning, the Washington Capitals announced that Bruce Boudreau had been fired after 4 years as the head coach, having been replaced by former Capital captain, Dale Hunter.  Hunter played 12 seasons with the Washington Capitals and is the only NHL player to have amassed 1,000 career points and 3,000 PIMs.  He had spent the last 10 years coaching the OHL...

Caps fire Boudreau, hire Hunter as coach

ARLINGTON, VA. (AP) - Tuned out by his players, coach Bruce Boudreau was fired by the Washington Capitals on Monday after winning 200 games faster than any coach in modern NHL history but stumbling regularly in the playoffs despite a talent-laden lineup featuring two-time league MVP Alex Ovechkin.Boudreau was replaced ...

Caps fire coach Boudreau; replaced by Dale Hunter

ARLINGTON, VA. (AP) - 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 ...

Capitals GM: Boudreau ran on empty, ‘time is right’ for Hunter

Washington Capitals GM George McPhee had seen slumps before. Losing eight games in front of HBO cameras last season was a slump, albeit one that had Coach Bruce Boudreau's job in doubt. But losing five of seven games in the last two weeks wasn't a slump. "You can ride out a slump. This was a case where the players were no longer responding to Bruce," said McPhee...

Capitals sinking after being outmuscled, outscored in lost weekend

The problems that are plaguing the Washington Capitals may be more than talent-deep. They may be more than coach-deep. They may be more than performance-deep. Over recent weeks, players and coaches have talked about confidence — or, more specifically, lack of it. Even though they won two games last week, ...

New NHL coaches will face surging Penguins

There was hesitance among Penguins players to specifically address the firing of Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau.

Dale Hunter Meets the Media

New Washington Capitals coach Dale Hunter meets the media for the first time.Photo Credit: Getty Images

DALY: Two-way was only way Hunter knew how to play

ANALYSIS/OPINION: As Dale Hunter skated around the ice at Kettler Iceplex on Monday, shaking players' hands and engaging in small talk, you asked yourself: Do these Washington Capitals — the Europeans, especially — even know who their new coach is? I'm not talking about knowing him in a passing way, ...
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