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Caps Fire Bruce Boudreau

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Via Bob McKenzie Twitter:

WSH GM George McPhee fired Bruce Boudreau this morning. Dale Hunter is the new head coach. Will be at practice this morning.

Time to pick up those Caps players in your pools again!

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It's about time, but honestly I'm surprised it happened now. When it didn't happen in the offseason I thought they were going to give him another shot at the playoffs.

I guess Ovie's sulking finally did him in.

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What's wrong with Hunter?

He has been an excellent coach for the London Knights of the OHL for many years now and won a Memorial Cup with them. They are one of the top team in the CHL right now and could be on their way to another Mem Cup appearance. He has also coached some great players over the years that have gone through London Knights system.

I am sure he will be fine and is just what those underachievers in Washington need.

Edited by redwingfan19
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I'd say 24/7 had a pretty big hand in that.

I had alot of respect for him until I saw that. He was a very soft coach.

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One year too late. When you have a team of selfish players who don't want to learn defense to succeed because they don't respect you, it's time as a GM to cut ties with that coach for someone who the players respect.

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One year too late. When you have a team of selfish players who don't want to learn defense to succeed because they don't respect you, it's time as a GM to cut ties with that coach for someone who the players respect.

They could have benefitted from MacClean a lot...

Edited by stevkrause

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The Penguins needed to get rid of Therrien before they could take the next step. The Flyers got rid of Stevens. Boudreau was long overdue IMO. All that talent and they can't even make it to the Conference Finals? The Caps outgrew him awhile ago. Now its time for them to take the next step, for real. I'll be really interested to see how Ovie and Semin play now.

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on the other hand, I feel bad for this guy who became the scapegoat. it's not like you see him stand and do nothing on the ice...

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Obviously, they were going to remove him instead of letting Ovechkin go.

The players always win these battles.

Edited by GMRwings1983

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Their drubbing by the Sabres made me certain that this was coming. But Dale Hunter? Really? It seems Leonsis is allowing nostalgia to cloud his judgment. I guess he has grit?

Obviously, they were going to remove him instead of letting Ovechkin go.

The players always win these battles.

The fact that the team was losing regularly was also an issue; Ovechkin can't be solely blamed for that. And I think Boudreau's playoff record was also a big factor in the decision: the guy seems to go to pieces when the playoffs arrive.

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