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The Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes made headlines Monday with the firings of Bruce Boudreau and Paul Maurice as their respective head coaches.
Former Capitals stars and London Knights coach Dale Hunter replaced Boudreau, while former Montreal Canadiens star and assistant coach Kirk Muller took over the reins from Maurice.
It remains to be seen how the players adapt to their new bench bosses, but if they know what’s good for them, they’ll do so quickly and positively, because the “blame the coach” card has been taken off the table.
Since this season began, the captains of both teams have played poorly, which have been significant factors in their respective teams’ performances.
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Several sources thought Randy Carlyle would be the next head coach relieved of his duties. Late Wednesday night, it was made official after the Anaheim Ducks snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Montréal Canadiens, Carlyle was canned. "Randy is a terrific head coach and did a tremendous job for us for six-plus seasons. We thank him greatly for his...
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...
ANAHEIM, CALIF. (AP) - Randy Carlyle appeared relieved after his Anaheim Ducks snapped a seven-game skid Wednesday night, figuring his talented club had turned a corner.If only the winningest coach in franchise history had known was what waiting for him around that corner.Fed up with the Ducks' inexplicably slow start, ...
The Anaheim Ducks have fired coach Randy Carlyle and hired former Washington coach Bruce Boudreau, who was dismissed by the Capitals just two days earlier.
The Ducks had their first practice with new coach Bruce Boudreau.
Randy Carlyle appeared relieved after his Anaheim Ducks snapped a seven-game skid Wednesday night, figuring his talented club had turned a corner.
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It has been six long days since the Philadelphia Flyers (13-7-3) last played a hockey game. Tonight, the club opens a brutally difficult December schedule that will see the team play 13 of 16 games on the road. The opponent will be the Anaheim Ducks (7-13-4), with new head coach Bruce Boudreau making his debut less than 48 hours after replacing former Stanley Cup winning...
In this awesome video of different Capitals discussing their first NHL fight, assistant coach Dean Evason reveals (at the 2:15 mark) that his first scrap was against his new boss, Dale Hunter. The two squared off three times in one period on New Year’s Eve, 1985. [Japers' Rink]
Anaheim hired Bruce Boudreau as their new head coach. [Caps Insider]
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Bruce Boudreau thinks the Washington Capitals made the "right decision" in firing him and he's not blaming his newfound unemployment on Alex Ovechkin.
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...
Some random observations and notes-sharing from a remarkable last 72 hours:
There’s standup, and then there’s what Gabby offered the Washington Post’s Tarik El Bashir Wednesday morning — actually agreeing with Capitals management that it was time for a change behind the bench. He actually told General Manager George McPhee, “You’re doing what you have to do.” A company...
There was hesitance among Penguins players to specifically address the firing of Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau.
Want to know what Tony Kornheiser thought about Bruce Boudreau’s firing? Sure you do.
“See, what Alex Ovechkin is saying now — that he got along well with Bruce Boudreau and he liked him a lot — that technically comes under the heading of Lies People Say,” Kornheiser said on his ESPN 980 radio show. “It’s not true. You need to know, this is not true.
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