DMV: Caps Fire Bruce Boudreau, Hire 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. [RMNB]

If you like our Winners & Losers, you’ll love these. [Bog, Examiner]

Seattle’s Michael Robinson on DeAngelo: “He’s garbage, man.” [The Insider]

Remembering Sean Taylor four years gone. [WaPo, Shutdown Corner]

“What does Bruce Allen do?” That’s a good question. [City Desk]

A good look at success rates with first-round QBs. [Bickel’s Blog]

The O’s rolled the dice on Nats 2B prospect Matt Antonelli. [Fangraphs]

A strong column calling for Maryland to fire Randy Edsall. [John Feinstein]

JMU won at Eastern Kentucky, heads to N. Dakota St. [JMU Sports Blog]

Fugazi is putting 800 of their live shows online for playback. [NY Times]

4 thoughts on “DMV: Caps Fire Bruce Boudreau, Hire Dale Hunter”

  1. Sad day. Boudreau deserved better from his players, especially his star. Ovechkin better get his fucking shit together. If a new coach doesn’t turn things around, I’m not sure what will.

    Also for the speculators: Hunter can coach.

  2. How does hiring a guy with no NHL coaching experience get the most out of a highly paid but underachieving roster? I mean Dale Hunter is a famous Cap and had a sweet mullet, but we’re just supposed to believe he’s going to scare these guys into playing better? Really?

  3. McPhee loves Hunter and believes he is an excellent coach. Having NHL coaching experience is not so important (Boudreau didn’t have any, Bylsma didn’t have any), but Hunter played for 19 years. He knows the league.

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