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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 article:
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BEST OF MAXIM
Just forty-eight hours after the NHL held its own version of Black Monday, the musical chairs within the coaching fraternity resumed. When the music stopped this time, Bruce Boudreau wasn’t the odd man out.Now-former Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle was fired following his team’s 4-1 win over Montreal on Wednesday. According to a report, Boudreau is already in town.
The Anaheim Ducks have underachieved mightily this season,
but the reporting had been that the coaching staff was safe while rumors were
running throughout the league of Bobby Ryan potentially being traded. All of that is up in the air now as the club
decided to fire head coach Randy Carlyle following the team’s 4-1 win over
Montreal and replace him with Bruce Boudreau...
Ousted Washington Capitals head coach Bruce Boudreau says temperamental star Alex Ovechkin isn't to blame for his firing.Boudreau told reporters Wednesday that he didn't think Ovechkin "was ever a problem." Boudreau was fired Monday after the Capitals broke out to a 7-0-0 start to the season but struggled mightily over the next six weeks.Rumors persisted that Ovechkin...
Caps Correspondent Brad Parker returns to address yesterday’s big news.
You heard it all day Monday. You’ll hear it for a long time to come. Bruce Boudreau was fired because he lost the players, especially the Russians.
It’s a convenient excuse for firing the coach that got 200 wins faster than any other in NHL history, but he didn’t lose his job because he lost the room...
This site doesn’t cover the Caps nearly as much as it should. That’s probably because hockey has always run a distant fourth for me, behind baseball, football and basketball. Bruce Boudreau crossed that expanse though, as we made at least 13 posts about him over the years. Considering that’s 13 more than his predecessor, Glen Hanlon, Boudreau was a pretty blogable head coach...
Bruce Boudreau spent two days without a job. The Ducks fired coach Randy Carlyle after snapping a seven-game losing skid and replaced him with the recently dismissed Capitals coach.
Randy Carlyle appeared relieved after his Anaheim Ducks snapped a seven-game skid Wednesday night, figuring his talented club had turned a corner.
Bloggers were very well represented on a historic day for the Washington Capitals out at Kettler, and we asked a few of our favorites to chime in with their thoughts on the ascension of a legend as head coach of the Caps, and what Bruce Boudreau’s four years here meant to hockey in our town. On Twitter you can follow Ted Starkey, Ed Frankovic, and Dave Nichols.
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 ain’t that bad; it isn’t as good as we want. I have empathy.
It is game 20 of a long season. After tonight - 62 games left to...
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 Anaheim Ducks have fired coach Randy Carlyle and hired former Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau.
There was hesitance among Penguins players to specifically address the firing of Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau.