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11-28-2011, 08:38 AM
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Boudreau and Maurice Fired!

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=381460

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ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Washington Capitals have fired coach Bruce Boudreau, who won 200 games faster than any coach in modern NHL history but stumbled regularly in the playoffs despite a talented lineup featuring two-time league MVP Alex Ovechkin.

Boudreau was replaced by former Capitals captain Dale Hunter, who was scheduled to lead Monday's practice and make his debut behind the bench Tuesday night when Washington hosts the St. Louis Blues to begin a three-game homestand.

Hired four years ago, Boudreau went 201-88-40 in the regular season with the Capitals but just 17-20 in the playoffs. This season he tried a new approach, emphasizing accountability and the willingness to bench his star players -- team captain Ovechkin included -- as punishment for subpar performances.

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11-28-2011, 08:42 AM
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Finally. He lost his bench and thus, his job.

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11-28-2011, 08:44 AM
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I was kind of hoping he'd never be fired.

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I'm more surprised by who the replacement is than Boudreau himself getting fired.



Somehow, Paul Maurice still has a job.

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11-28-2011, 09:01 AM
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No worries Bruce, Frosty the Snowman will hire you to play him this Christmas.

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ahhh Dale Hunter.....the biggest POS to ever play in the NHL is back

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11-28-2011, 09:21 AM
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I'm more surprised by who the replacement is than Boudreau himself getting fired.



Somehow, Paul Maurice still has a job.
Paul Maurice does not have a power house.

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11-28-2011, 09:26 AM
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Columbus will pick up Bordeau?

They would be smart to do so.....

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a team with a diva reputation they're trying to shake and a weak-minded coach who lost the bench...it makes sense. BB did a lot to restore respectability to the caps and helped ovechkin blossom into the player he is today.

but definitely time to move on.

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RT @DarrenDreger: 1 coach down. Could there be 2 today? Rumours suggest Paul Maurice will be replaced by Milwaukee's Kirk Muller. Interesting day.

Hmmm, so maybe not.

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AWESOME! I got Ovechkin in the hockey pool, unleash the beast Hunter.

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So, uh, somehow Joe Sacco still has a job?

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I remember when Boudreau was The Model.

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what a joke of a player

It's funny how Avery gets **** for the stuff he does, but Hunter gave a new meaning to the word classless

His hit on Lafontaine was brutal as well. I think Hunter was quoted as saying he never knew a goal was scored and therefore didnt hear the whistle...ha ha ha right. Lafontaine was just celebrating because he didn't score

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Maurice OUT in CAR, Muller IN

http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=381464

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HURRICANES REPLACE HEAD COACH MAURICE WITH MULLER

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It's the Day of Long Knives for coaches. I wonder if anybody else will fail make it through the week?

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ahhh Dale Hunter.....the biggest POS to ever play in the NHL is back
Oddly enough, also one of the biggest POS ever behind an OHL bench.

I am a bit disappointed in the timing. London is in Kitchener for the annual Teddy Bear Toss game next week, and I might have to resort to aiming for the ice instead of the bench this year!

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Oddly enough, also one of the biggest POS ever behind an OHL bench.

I am a bit disappointed in the timing. London is in Kitchener for the annual Teddy Bear Toss game next week, and I might have to resort to aiming for the ice instead of the bench this year!
"Good lord, who keeps putting bricks in these bears??"

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ahhh Dale Hunter.....the biggest POS to ever play in the NHL is back
that will change if the Flyers fire Laviolette and replace him with Berube.

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"Good lord, who keeps putting bricks in these bears??"
If they're too soft and fluffy, they don't carry well.

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If they're too soft and fluffy, they don't carry well.
Nothing like a soft, fluffy Bricky Bear to get your point across.

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If they're too soft and fluffy, they don't carry well.
Not if Paddington takes a little pre-game bath in liquid nitrogen.

Hunter is #1 on my all-time list of most hated players. What were his notable misdemeanors as coach?

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God I ****ing hate Hunter

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Not if Paddington takes a little pre-game bath in liquid nitrogen.

Hunter is #1 on my all-time list of most hated players. What were his notable misdemeanors as coach?
He's just a dick behind the bench. Applauding the refs when they make a call against one of his players, sending players out to "accidentally" injure an opposing player, that kind of thing.

I will give him credit though - London's 2005 championship team was filled with all-stars, a lot of whom had been drafted and signed by their parent clubs, and he had them all set their egos aside (not easy to do with teenaged boys) and had them playing with a single focus and as a team. If he can do the same with the Caps, they're going to be a scary team to play against.

The vacation is over in Washington. It'll be interesting to see how Ovy and Semin respond.

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