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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]
Anaheim’s Boudreau hire is being hailed as “genius.” [Puck Daddy]
Boudreau’s exit interviews in D.C. were pure class. [Caps Insider]
More things Caps fans do that are pretty annoying. [RMNB]
A spirited defense for rooting for the Redskins to lose. [Burgundy Blog]
DeAngelo named Defensive Player of the Week, somehow. [The Insider]
Just JaVale McGee, dunking in a fancy suit. [Bog]
Yoenis Cepedes had a private workout for the Nats. [Nats Journal]
Danny Espinosa named to Topps’ All-Rookie Team. [Goessling Game]
D.J. Adams, who scored 11 TD in ‘10, is transferring. [Terps Insider]
Good look at Randy Edsall from the UConn perspective. [Hartfor...
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Bruce Boudreau was fired by the Washington Capitals just a couple days back. He was then hired by the Anaheim Ducks just a few days after. The Ducks have been struggling this year and will look to Boudreau to change their luck. This inspired benstonium to make this great video of Boudreau giving the D-3 Mighty Ducks a locker room speech. The video is NSFW, but make sure you...
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...
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 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.
Bruce Boudreau thinks the Washington Capitals made the "right decision" in firing him and he's not blaming his newfound unemployment on Alex Ovechkin.
On Monday morning, two NHL coaches awoke to phone calls they never wanted to receive.
For Bruce Boudreau, it was Capitals general manager George McPhee. For Paul Maurice, Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford was the voice on the other end. The message was the same: Your services are no longer needed behind the bench.
With two Southeast Division head coaches losing their jobs...
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.
Think of Bruce Boudreau as the Don Nelson of hockey. Former player gone a bit pudgy, fills a room with his personality, knows offense and wins a ton in the regular season. That makes Boudreau a good hire for the Ducks,...
The firing of Bruce Boudreau is still being talked about in Washington and beyond. Blame for what happened, including the Washington Capitals' recent struggles, is being directed at one player — the team captain, Alex Ovechkin.
Some people question his commitment to the team. Others question his leadership skills and whether he has the respect of his teammates. Ovechkin was...
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...