The Capitals have fired their head coach Bruce Boudreau after the team has failed over and over again to get on track following coaching decisions. The Caps started out 7-0 but after that have gone 5-10.
This was the only move the Caps had left besides waiting it out for the team to turn around. As a coach Boudreau tried everything from benching players to holding tough practices. There was nothing left to shake up except the coaching staff. You can't bench/cut/trade an entire team.
How exciting. My first season of watching hockey and a coaching move early in the season. I should expect the new guy to be fired before the All-Star break right. I hear hockey is like that...Haven't coaches been fired right before playoffs? Barry Melrose lasted 16 games.
From my view, it didn't seem like the benching of players really did anything productive. If anything it made Bruce lose both Alexes. In the loss on Saturday night Semin and Ovi seemed emotionless. I don't care if a 4th line plays hard for you, you need the top guys. I would have given him another week, but I guess Ted didn't want to risk 3 more losses.
The new coach will be