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The Washington Capitals fired Head Coach Bruce Boudreau this morning, just two days after his team suffered their 7th loss in their last 10 games. After a franchise record setting 7-0-0 start to the season, the Caps finally looked like the cup contending team their fans had been hoping for, but it didn’t last long. Throughout the month of November, the Caps have won only 5 of 13 games. According to General Manager George McPhee, “The reason for the change was we weren’t winning, obviously, and this wasn’t a slump, you can ride out slumps. This was simply a case of the players were no longer responding to Bruce.”
If you watched last year’s HBO Special, Penguins/Capitals: Road to the Winter Classic, then you probably aren’t shocked by this news. After all, Boudreau had a very….let’s just call it “unique”, method of communicating. Warning: this videos contains some crude language:
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Boudreau led the Caps to four division titles, but never beyond the...
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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...
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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.
As most fans in the hockey world have already learned, the Capitals have fired coach Bruce Boudreau.
You may remember him as the coach on last year’s “24/7 Penguins vs. Capitals Winter Classic” series that resembled Santa Claus; a Santa that traded his long white beard for a barbeque sauce one, ditched his signature “HO, HO, HO” for much more vulgar speeches, and led a...
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.
During NBC Sports’s Thanksgiving telecast, analyst and longtime Caps nemesis Mike Milbury said the Alex Ovechkin-Bruce Boudreau relationship was “on thin ice,” 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...