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11-17-2013, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by CBJBrassard16 View Post
I'd put Yakupov in there too for core IMO, but I still think they may deal one of them.
Yakupov has fallen completely out of favor with the coaching staff. Rumor has it, they are shopping him for defensive help but are asking a ton.

Originally Posted by InjuredChoker View Post
they have lost some good players in semin and flash etc. some key players have regressed.

he could never adjust in playoffs. well so far hasn't. he tries the same thing, over and over again. come hell or high water. same thing happened in anaheim-detroit series last year.

he's excellent regular season coach, one of the best. i attribute a lot of capitals and lately ducks regular season success for boudreau he helped a lot of players develop in washington and seems to be doing the same thing in anaheim. but come playoffs, team's will focus more on team's weaknesses, coaching adjustments become more important.. he hasn't been good there.
I just can't really agree with any of the notion that he "chokes" in the playoffs. Looking at his history, he's made the playoffs 5 times; and in those 5 times he's made the second round twice, losing one in a game 7 and being swept in the other. In all of the other three years, he's gone to game 7 in the first round before his teams have lost. On one of those occasions, the team he lost to (Pittsburgh) was the eventual Cup winner. The other two (Philadelphia, 2007-08, Detroit, 2013), were in his first year with his teams; and both were abbreviated years where he saw no training camp.

Only one team wins the Cup. I've never been a fan of firing guys because they don't win the Cup ... Bruce Boudreau is a fine coach; in my opinion one of the top 2-3 in the entire league. Eventually, he will find a way to win the thing, and all of the question marks over him will be gone.

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