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#21 Brandon

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 04:44 PM

Boudreau I wouldn't be THAT opposed to. He's certainly (but not this past season) gotten his top offensive players to produce for him as Ovi had like 4 straight 50 goal season, and lets be honest, Ovi and Kovy aren't too different of players.
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Posted 05 May 2011 - 05:44 PM

.....to replace Chico in the announce booth?? I'd be for that!!!


maybe as Chico's merry friend during the Chico's eats and greats segment...but nope not even for that
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Posted 05 May 2011 - 06:15 PM

Boudreau I wouldn't be THAT opposed to. He's certainly (but not this past season) gotten his top offensive players to produce for him as Ovi had like 4 straight 50 goal season, and lets be honest, Ovi and Kovy aren't too different of players.

Bringing a coach to your team to make one player performs is not a good Idea.The reason his offensive players didn't perform as well this past season is that for once he played with a system that included Defense :rolleyes:

A guy like Backstrom suddenly found himself with a real center job.He had to come back and defend.Play in both ends.Something he didn't have to do these past couple of years.
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Posted 05 May 2011 - 06:17 PM

Don't want this fathead coaching the team...plus he has a big mouth, and the last thing Lou wants is a brash head coach

underachiever as well, we don't want that.


Im not advocating for Boudreau whatsoever, the first part of what you said is entirely true and IMO the main reason he's probably not going to be a candidate even if he ends up out on his ass.

However, the second part is exactly what people thought of Pat Burns before he became New Jersey's head coach.
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Posted 05 May 2011 - 07:05 PM

Im not advocating for Boudreau whatsoever, the first part of what you said is entirely true and IMO the main reason he's probably not going to be a candidate even if he ends up out on his ass.

However, the second part is exactly what people thought of Pat Burns before he became New Jersey's head coach.


yeah, but they were wrong. burns largely took mediocre teams and with some luck made them into solid teams. boudreau has a great team, but he can't get it to win in the playoffs.

the reason burns won 3 jack adams trophies is because he took over clubs that weren't doing well.

Edited by Triumph, 05 May 2011 - 07:06 PM.

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 07:31 PM

the reason burns won 3 jack adams trophies is because he took over clubs that weren't doing well.


(also because he was a genius)
(but i'm biased... )
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Posted 05 May 2011 - 07:49 PM

Ovechkin is a much (maybe much is a strong word, but I'll leave it) better player than Kovalchuk. Ovechkin is like a combination (offensively) of Parise and Kovalchuk that is a banger. Yeah, his mind is prone to wandering like Kovalchuk defensively, but offensively he is a force and a half. Sure, he's going to end up like Mike Bossy, but still...

Boudreau is a clown. If Teddy keeps him (and this just has to be BS talk), I got no idea what he's doing.
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Posted 06 May 2011 - 01:19 PM

He's a perfect fit. We both choke in the playoffs. :rofl:
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Posted 06 May 2011 - 01:51 PM

Ovechkin is a much (maybe much is a strong word, but I'll leave it) better player than Kovalchuk. Ovechkin is like a combination (offensively) of Parise and Kovalchuk that is a banger. Yeah, his mind is prone to wandering like Kovalchuk defensively, but offensively he is a force and a half. Sure, he's going to end up like Mike Bossy, but still...

Boudreau is a clown. If Teddy keeps him (and this just has to be BS talk), I got no idea what he's doing.


Boudreau made the most of a mediocre defensive team with inexperienced goaltending.

Does anyone remember why Boudreau got the Caps job in the first place? Because he turned a sad sack group of players into a contender.

Beside Mike Green-- who played hurt--- do they have on D? Alzner? rookie Carlsson? Erskine?

Washington is NOT a team build for the playoffs, the Cap's are team build for the regular season and gaudy regular season individual scoring. There is no grit, nor leadership.
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Posted 06 May 2011 - 05:52 PM

I'll take Boudreau...

I think he's fine and I'm all for a circus!
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Posted 06 May 2011 - 05:54 PM

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 06:18 PM

Boudreau made the most of a mediocre defensive team with inexperienced goaltending.

Does anyone remember why Boudreau got the Caps job in the first place? Because he turned a sad sack group of players into a contender.

Beside Mike Green-- who played hurt--- do they have on D? Alzner? rookie Carlsson? Erskine?

Washington is NOT a team build for the playoffs, the Cap's are team build for the regular season and gaudy regular season individual scoring. There is no grit, nor leadership.


Bullsh!t. BB has no system and never did. Clearly you don't remember their first playoff series w/ Ovechkin where they were running around like chickens w/ their heads cut off and continually got gapped between their defensemen. This is beyond inexcusable. Or even how they went out last year against Montreal. Awful positioning. Funny thing is that they scored with a little time left, so if they hadn't botched up leading to Montreal's second goal, it would have gone to OT.

One of the dinosaur retreads that constantly get bandied about for the Devils job would turn that team around in the playoffs, immediately.

I don't remember the exact quote, but when Arnott showed up, he pretty much said "this is how you guys play?" They are one of the worst coached teams in the league.
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Posted 07 May 2011 - 08:06 AM

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Bullsh!t. BB has no system and never did. Clearly you don't remember their first playoff series w/ Ovechkin where they were running around like chickens w/ their heads cut off and continually got gapped between their defensemen. This is beyond inexcusable. Or even how they went out last year against Montreal. Awful positioning. Funny thing is that they scored with a little time left, so if they hadn't botched up leading to Montreal's second goal, it would have gone to OT.

One of the dinosaur retreads that constantly get bandied about for the Devils job would turn that team around in the playoffs, immediately.

I don't remember the exact quote, but when Arnott showed up, he pretty much said "this is how you guys play?" They are one of the worst coached teams in the league.


Again, they aren't a team built for the playoffs.
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Posted 07 May 2011 - 09:49 AM

Again, they aren't a team built for the playoffs.


no such thing. people always say this about a team until it wins in the playoffs, then some minor change they made becomes the reason why they are winning. see also: san jose sharks.

you must've missed that the caps were 4th best in goals against. some of that was luck - their penalty killing was not as good as it played - but they can play defense.

alzner and carlson are both very good and will get better. they have to make some kind of change somewhere, but the caps' future is still bright.
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Posted 08 May 2011 - 07:28 AM

no such thing. people always say this about a team until it wins in the playoffs, then some minor change they made becomes the reason why they are winning. see also: san jose sharks.

you must've missed that the caps were 4th best in goals against. some of that was luck - their penalty killing was not as good as it played - but they can play defense.

alzner and carlson are both very good and will get better. they have to make some kind of change somewhere, but the caps' future is still bright.


LOL You must have missed that the playoffs are not the regular season. The Sharks are an example of a franchise rebuilding for the playoffs, they are a very, very phyiscal team..FINALLY

I have no doubt that the Caps future is still on the upswing, but they have to learn how to win and change their style of play for the post season. This means getting more physical wings and better all around defensemen. This team is not built for the physical game that the playoffs demand.
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Posted 08 May 2011 - 07:42 AM

LOL You must have missed that the playoffs are not the regular season. The Sharks are an example of a franchise rebuilding for the playoffs, they are a very, very phyiscal team..FINALLY


I'd like to see how the Sharks "rebuilt" in a way that made Thornton and Heatley man-up and play like hockey players in the playoffs and a vast majority of the Shark players on offense are home-grown too....

Though if Thornton can grow up and play like a man in the playoffs.... ANY player can (that counts your little Kovy-Hero too)

But I'm sure someone will pull up some drugs tests or unwatchable statistics to say otherwise :P
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