Tag Archives: Bruce Boudreau

Confirmed: No Blu-Ray For 24/7 Penguins Capitals

For those of you who were holding off pre-ordering HBO’s “24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road to the NHL Winter Classic” to see if HBO was going to announce a Blu-Ray version (as I was), wait no longer: HBO will be releasing Pens/Caps on DVD only.

HBO’s Sports Media Relations department confirmed that no Blu-Ray version is planned; they also pointed out that “this [will be] the first time a ’24/7′ has ever been available for purchase.” In other words, baby steps. Continue reading

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Photos from Washington Capitals Development Camp 2011

Photos from Washington Capitals Development Camp 2011 Continue reading

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Another Frustrating Finale

Boudreau is a character in the best sense of the word—a cranky, cantankerous coach whose foul-mouthed tirades shocked many watching HBO’s Emmy-winning 24/7 series. He managed to yank a downward-spiraling team out of its losing streak with a change in its system, mid-season… no easy task given the offensive mindset that dominated the team since Alex Ovechkin arrived.

But after the Capitals’ sweep at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Boudreau simply needs to go. Continue reading

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Dear Mr. Fantasy, Play Us A Game

The good folks at Fantasy Hockey Scouts asked me to be their Capitals expert again for their annual Bloggers Breakout Q&A. Each year they poll the blogosphere for team-related and league-wide analysis; my pick last season of Mike Knuble as breakout player earned high praise in retrospect, despite some initial doubts (“Really? You’re picking a 37-year-old for a breakout season?” Yes, really.). Continue reading

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Brooks Laich on What Makes a Leader

One surprising statement at the end of last season was Brooks Laich telling the media he needed to mature as a leader. His reputation as such is already well-established in Capitals circles (for example, when Caps prospect Braden Holtby was asked this summer who he looks up to in the locker room, Laich was the player he chose to mention by name).

Five months after Laich alluded to developing his locker room presence, he explained further this week what that role would look like. Continue reading

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A New Season, A New Experience (Rookie Camp Day Two)

The charming characteristic of the media room is comparable to that of the locker room. It is a serious place of work, but the interaction with your co-workers is not mundane as in most business environments. Coach Bruce Boudreau was jovially treating us to his presence at 10:30am as the rookies got on the ice for testing, trying his best to avoid the tasty treats you’ll read about in Lis Meinecke’s post. Continue reading

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About Last Night: A Young Gun Takes Head-Hunting Punishment, Refs Hardly Care

Aesthetically, it wasn’t pretty last night, and Atlanta played a playoff-style road game — meaning, they were more than content to keep it choppy and ugly — but the Capitals remained patient, received solid if unspectacular netminding from Semyon Varlamov, … Continue reading

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