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In recent days, Olie Kolzig has been a popular quote in his role as a former teammate of Dale Hunter.
But Kolzig is also an associate goaltending coach with these Caps, and his thoughts on the team’s play over the past few weeks were a bit less ha-ha than his Hunter memories.
“It’s a little bit frustrating,” Kolzig told Toronto’s 590 The Fan on Tuesday. “When the team started out 7-0, it looked like everybody was on-board. All the summer of meetings and talking, and everybody came in in great shape, and everybody was optimistic. And we hit a couple bumps in the road, and it just seemed we didn’t have that mental toughness to kind of forge through and right the ship.
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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...
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, ...
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...
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.
Bruce Boudreau thinks the Washington Capitals made the "right decision" in firing him and he's not blaming his newfound unemployment on Alex Ovechkin.
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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]
Anaheim’s Boudreau hire is...
There was hesitance among Penguins players to specifically address the firing of Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau.
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...
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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