The Washington Capitals have had 17 head coaches in their 44 years. Only one — Barry Trotz — has won a Stanley Cup. And owner Ted Leonsis didn’t think that was worth paying for. That’s what happened here. You can rationalize it or explain it away however you need to in order to live with it. But this franchise has been desperate to win a championship for decades, and now that it has one, the owner refused to pay his Stanley Cup champion coach what he is worth. Reportedly, Tro
The Washington Capitals lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-0 at the Verizon Center on Early Stanley Cup Playoff Exit Heritage Night. This Game 7 loss at home to Pittsburgh played out differently than the last one at the Verizon Center in 2009, when the Capitals were down 2-0 in the first five minutes of the game they went on to lose 6-2. No, this time they waited until the third period to be down 2-0, and the result was the same. The result is always the same. The Capitals are
The world is about to discover Bruce.
The Washington Capitals' coach will be one of the stories the networks and national media will focus on as a first-round Stanley Cup playoff series with the Philadelphia Flyers begins tonight at Verizon Center.
It will be Alex Ovechkin, the superstar, and Bruce Boudreau, the "Slap Shot" extra, Mr. Everyman or, as the Philadelphia Daily News already described him, "the man who looks more like a high school principal than an NHL coach."
This is it. The bright lights, the big stage. Henny Youngman in the Catskills. Don Rickles in Las Vegas. Ron Wilson is in the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Washington Capitals coach isn't thrilled with the notion that he has gained a reputation as a standup comic during the playoffs.
"I don't want people to think I'm Don Rickles," he said.
Too late, you hockey puck (this is for my colleague Dan Daly, who pointed out that I have yet to use the word puck in any of my hockey col