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The success of Anaheim shows that Boudreau is an excellent coach.

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03-19-2013, 09:19 PM
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The success of Anaheim shows that Boudreau is an excellent coach.

I remember when people would say things like: "Boudreau sucks as a coach. The only thing he knows how to do is triple shift Ovechkin when things are not going well...".

I'm sorry but Boudreau is great at managing his assets. Under his reign, the Caps were a well oiled machine... even before he got fired. The only reason why he was fired is because certain players did not want to be held accountable for their actions.

Not only do I believe he will win his second Jack Adams trophy, but I believe Anaheim will make it to the WCF.

Big Bruce may very well go back to DC next fall... to visit the White House.

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03-19-2013, 09:21 PM
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He got ridiculed so much simply because he was fat.

Good coach.

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He's been great. The team likes playing for him. It's as simple as that. He's helped Getzlaf take his game to a new level I think.

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He got ridiculed so much simply because he was fat.

Good coach.
This. He's badly underrated. His track record speaks for itself.

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they were quick to fire him because he never had any playoff success while being top in the east most of the time

if they made deep playoffs runs in the past maybe he wouldn't have gotten fired once they started struggling

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He won the President's Trophy twice didn't he? He was always a good coach. The Caps just weren't the type of team willing to pay the price in the playoffs.

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Yup...

If coaches get run outta town and the blame when things are going off the rails..

Boudreau should get the accolades while they're riding high..

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The only reason why he was fired is because certain players did not want to be held accountable for their actions.
And I think he was partly responsible for initially creating an atmosphere where players thought they could get away with stuff like that. Once he tried to tighten things up a bit, it was too late.

I think he's learned a bit from his mistakes. Good coaches do. Look at MT in Montreal. He's definitely loosened up just a bit.

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Yes you are right. He got fired because of those things.

Had nothing to do with being blown out by the Toronto Marlies and Rochester Amerikans in two consecutive games and losing several other games badly too before those two.

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Playoffs are a different animal, we shall see.

But yes, in the regular season BB is very good.

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HBO didn't help. They portrayed him as some sort of bubbling idiot that did nothing but swear and rely on Ovie while portraying Bylsma as some sort of god-given brainchild of hockey.

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I just like how he wants to play 4 lines, this method is really helping some of these kids develop IMO.

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HBO didn't help. They portrayed him as some sort of bubbling idiot that did nothing but swear and rely on Ovie while portraying Bylsma as some sort of god-given brainchild of hockey.
Well the BBQ sauce all over his face in one of the interviews didn't help either lol.

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Good to see Bruce's name cleared. This place was incredibly unfair to him from April of 2009 until he got fired. It was terrible.

He's a coach who makes hockey fun. His players are always loose, and it's no wonder his teams are successful even if he's not the most brilliant tactician in the league. The Caps fell apart when they were told to stop having fun. None of it was ever Boudreau's fault.

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Too bad MacLean is winning the Jack Adams this year.

I never dislike Boudreau, he let the locker room in Washington get away from him, he stuck behind OV and Semin while every other guy minus the neutral Backstrom hated those two and by extension the coach.

Good job Ducks picking him up.

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Glad to see Boudreau making the best of a second chance, especially when it comes so fast after you lose a job.

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03-19-2013, 09:52 PM
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Anaheim has gotten absurd luck, with the highest shooting percentage post lockout and getting very fluky good goaltending from Fasth (unless you actually think he's a Vezina calibre goaltender), which covers up for the fact that they're a terrible possession team with the 6th worst Fenwick and 3rd worst Corsi in the league. They are this year's Minnesota but with only 20 games to collapse instead of 50. They will regress heavily. Boudreau is also a bad coach but mostly for other reasons.

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Isn't saying that the success of a team shows that Boudreau is an excellent coach no different than saying that the terribleness of a team shows that Boudreau is a terrible coach? Aren't you just doing the very same thing that you're criticizing?

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Anaheim has gotten absurd luck, with the highest shooting percentage post lockout and getting very fluky good goaltending from Fasth (unless you actually think he's a Vezina calibre goaltender), which covers up for the fact that they're a terrible possession team with the 6th worst Fenwick and 3rd worst Corsi in the league. They are this year's Minnesota but with only 20 games to collapse instead of 50. They will regress heavily. Boudreau is also a bad coach but mostly for other reasons.
Unsustainable!!!!!!!!
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Whos' winning the fenwick cup?

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Yes you are right. He got fired because of those things.

Had nothing to do with being blown out by the Toronto Marlies and Rochester Amerikans in two consecutive games and losing several other games badly too before those two.
I could see losing games as acceptable but certainly not losing consecutive games!

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Everybody knew he was a great coach. There's no doubting that. But he shouldve been fired. He gave in to the critics and went away from what made him and the team successful, and instilled a trap system. At the end of his tenure in DC, he was not coaching the way that made him a great coach.

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It proves he's an excellent regular season coach, which nobody questioned.

He still has a lot of questions to answer come the playoffs.

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Unsustainable!!!!!!!!
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Whos' winning the fenwick cup?
there might not be a fenwick cup, but it can be an indicator as to who wins the stanley cup.

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The success of Anaheim shows that Boudreau is a good fit.

I think that's a more accurate statement. It's entirely possible to be an excellent coach in one place and horrible in another. A lot of a coach's success is dependent on the personnel.

That said Boudreau was undeservedly treated like **** around here. Management panicked in Washington and tried to force a change on playing style. Neither the team nor coach was suited for it. Coach was caught in the middle and hung out to dry. Rather than understand this, people had fun portraying the guy as a fat bumbling idiot.

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there might not be a fenwick cup, but it can be an indicator as to who wins the stanley cup.
Mind posting the regular season ranks of the Finals teams the past couple, 2 or more, years?

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The success of Anaheim shows that Boudreau is a good fit.

I think that's a more accurate statement. It's entirely possible to be an excellent coach in one place and horrible in another. A lot of a coach's success is dependent on the personnel.

That said Boudreau was undeservedly treated like **** around here. Management panicked in Washington and tried to force a change on playing style. Neither the team nor coach was suited for it. Coach was caught in the middle and hung out to dry. Rather than understand this, people had fun portraying the guy as a fat bumbling idiot.
Bingo.

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