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Capitals owner: Boudreau, McPhee safe

Posted on: May 11, 2011 3:21 pm
It doesn’t look like Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis will overrule his general manager when it comes to the future of coach Bruce Boudreau.

Leonsis said on Washington sports talk station 106.7 The Fan this week (the audio was posted today) that Boudreau’s future remains GM George McPhee’s call:

“It’s George’s call and George was asked that question. I think Bruce has the best record in the history of the NHL after his first 250 games. That’s pretty good. We have this innate human thing when something doesn’t meet our expectation we want to dole out punishment. I understand that and all I wanted is the time for us to make the right decisions in the right way.”

McPhee said Boudreau would be back a day after the Caps were swept out of the second round by the Tampa Bay Lightning. And asked if McPhee was sticking around, Leonsis answered “yeah.”

It’s certainly not what the fans, upset after another early playoff exit, wanted to hear as 106.7 The Fan's poll showed, although the margin has narrowed. The Caps have lost to a lower-seeded team in four consecutive playoffs under Boudreau. The coach has led the Caps to four consecutive division titles, the conference title the last two seasons and the President’s Trophy in 2009-10, but Boudreau has a 17-20 record in the playoffs. 

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Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: June 1, 2011 3:15 pm

Capitals owner: Boudreau, McPhee safe

Then you are ok with being eliminated in the first round even after being up 3-1. I guess that being a fan of a buch of underachievers is good enough for you. Up 3-1, a chance to close it out at home not once but twice and come up short. OK, if that is what you enjoy then so be it.

Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: May 12, 2011 3:01 pm

Capitals owner: Boudreau, McPhee safe

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result.  I am truly glad I am not a Capitals fan.

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