When you are the fastest coach to 200 wins in the NHL, most people would consider you a hero, but that was not the case today in Washington as the Captials showed Bruce Boudreu the door.
After leading the Caps to a 7-0 record to start the season, a franchise record, they now have a modest record of 12-9-1 and have have gotten plowed on the road, one to the Toronto Maple Leafs and the other to the Buffalo Sabres. Some say the lack of stars in the line-up in these games where they were playing a lot of AHL players due to injuries and lost a combined score of 12 to 2 was unexcusable and the reason for the Caps looking to make a change before the ship sinks.
Boudreau coached the Capitals for parts of five seasons and has a record of 201-88-40 in the regular season and is the fastest head coach to ever to win 200 games.
Under Boudreau the Caps have won the Presidents’ Trophy (most points in the NHL), earned the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference twice and won four Southeast Division titles.
With the Caps brining back Dale Hunter, they see a guy who led the Caps many times in the late 90\’s to another playoff run and they hope his love for the game and more importantly this franchise will help guide players like Ovie to lead his team back to what they did for the first seven games of the season, win.