Found November 29, 2011 on
WILMINGTON, Mass. -- The axe has swung again. On Monday morning, two more NHL coaches joined the unemployed ranks when Washington fired Bruce Boudreau and Carolina canned Paul Maurice. They join St. Louis' Davis Payne and Montreal assistant Perry Pearn in being dismissed so far in a season barely at the quarter pole. That's nothing new. With Boudreau and Maurice ousted, Tampa Bay's Guy Boucher is now the longest-tenured head coach in the Southeast Division. He was hired 17 months ago. There are a lot of benefits to coaching an NHL team. Job security isn't one of them. "It's a...
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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...
CHANGE IN WASHINGTON
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.
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...
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.
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.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- The Washington Capitals have fired coach Bruce Boudreau and replaced him with Dale Hunter.
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.
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...
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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.
It’s been quite a week for injuries and Coach firings. It’s funny how firings seem to be contagious in all the sports. First it was Davis Payne of the St. Louis Blues being replaced by Ken Hitchcock. After that went well (and lit a fire under the now streaking Blues) suddenly GM’s around the league felt emboldened to do the same. Because surely they have supplied all...