Capitals fire Boudreau; hire Dale Hunter as head coach

November 28, 2011 | WNST Staff

Capitals fire Boudreau; hire Dale Hunter as head coach

The Washington Capitals have parted ways with long-time head coach Bruce Boudreau after the team’s fortunes have turned sour this month with shaky performances and road struggles.

After 22 games (12-9-1), longtime Caps legend Dale Hunter will take over the reigns as head coach with team holding onto the 8th spot in the Eastern Conference standings with 25 points in a very crowded race.

Boudreau’s assistant coaches, Dean Evason, Bob Woods and Blaine Forsythe, will remain in their posts under Hunter.

Hunter has coached the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League for more than a decade. He reached 300 and 400 career wins faster than any coach in league history and he just won his 450th game this Saturday against Erie.

Hunter makes his NHL coaching debut Tuesday when Washington begins a three-game homestand against the St. Louis Blues. The league’s two newest head coaches, Hunter and the Blues’ Ken Hitchcock will face off. Hitchcock was hired to replace Davis Payne on Nov. 6.

WNST still has “Rock The Red” seats left on our bus for the game tomorrow night.

3 Comments For This Post

  1. eric s Says:

    wow,bruce is the scapegoat for mcphees bad decisions

  2. Tim Says:

    Now, let’s see if the issue has been the coach or the players. My guess is that Dale is all about effort, and not about guys disappearing at key times. And IF Ovie’s staying out late with booze and women – that’ll stop.

  3. Thom from Dundalk Says:

    Would anyone mind is I wear my Pengiuns jersey ??? LMAO !!! SINK the RED !!!

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