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We all have a lot to be grateful for - I hope to have a fun time tonight at the game. I hope you will too - I hope we play well and that we win; for you our fans. Should we win this evening; we would join other division leaders with 12 wins.
It ainât that bad; it isnât as good as we want. I have empathy.
It is game 20 of a long season. After tonight - 62 games left to go.
Thank you for keeping it all in perspective. Go Caps! ~ Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis via his Ted's Take blog
Excitement! With all due respect to Davis Payne, the 2011-12 NHL season has its first high-profile coaching casualty!After some heavy interwebs speculation last night, ESPN's Pierre Lebrun (@Real_ESPNLebrun) tweeted at 8:17 this morning that the Caps announce they've replaced Bruce Boudreau behind bench with Dale Hunter.Just as "It's never too early for ice cream", apparently it's never too early in the morning for a coaching change to be publicized. Considered...
BEST OF MAXIM
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.
Earlier this week, Bruce Boudreau celebrated his 4-year anniversary as bench boss for the Washington Capitals.Â Nobody can doubt the amazing work he has done in those 4 years.Â He took a team that had not made the playoffs in 4 years and turned them into a perennial contender almost immediately.Â He is generally given the majority of the credit from taking the Caps from last in...
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...
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, Va. (AP) -- The Washington Capitals have fired coach Bruce Boudreau and replaced him with Dale Hunter.
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...
ARLINGTON, Virginia â The Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League have fired coach Bruce Boudreau and replaced him with Dale Hunter.
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There was hesitance among Penguins players to specifically address the firing of Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau.
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.Â Rumors are rampant that Dale Hunter, A beloved former Cap is first in...
This morning two Southeast Division teams have fired their coaches and replaced them with new coaches.Â The Washington Capitals have fired Bruce Boudreau and replaced him with former player Dale Hunter, who coached the OHL London Knights.Â The Carolina Hurricanes fired coach Paul Maurice and replaced him with Kirk Muller who had been coaching the AHL Milwaukee Admirals.
During NBC Sportsâs Thanksgiving telecast, analyst and longtime Caps nemesis Mike Milbury said the Alex Ovechkin-Bruce Boudreau relationship was âon thin ice,â and that Boudreau had ventured into dangerous territory by benching his captain a few weeks back.
Then Bruce Boudreau got fired. And Milbury let Ovechkin have it, both online and on-air. Highlights from his CBC Sports...