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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- The Washington Capitals have fired coach Bruce Boudreau and replaced him with Dale Hunter.

Caps replace Boudreau with team vet

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...

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. 

F Street Perspective: Strategy

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...

DMV: Caps Fire Bruce Boudreau, Hire 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...

Southeast Shakeup- Carolina Hurricanes fire Paul Maurice

                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.

News And Notes: Coaching Changes, Canada World Junior Roster, Winter Classic Jerseys

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...

Capitals fire coach Boudreau, hire Hunter

ARLINGTON, Virginia — The Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League have fired coach Bruce Boudreau and replaced him with Dale Hunter.

Washington Capitals fire Bruce Boudreau, hire Dale Hunter

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New NHL coaches will face surging Penguins

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

Diminishing Returns

Four years ago, Bruce Boudreau took over D.C. in a wave of effusive optimism, but despite some success, Stu Hackel says, the coach ultimately paid for the Capitals' failure to adjust.

Two New Coaches

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. Boudreau’s...

Names the Capitals should consider for next bench boss

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...

Mike Milbury says the bad guys won

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...
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