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Bruce Boudreau replaced by Dale Hunter

Janelle Vreeland

Dale Hunter's Washington Capitals championship banner

Dale Hunter replaces Bruce Boudreau as coach of the Washington Capitals

Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau has been dumped and replaced by Dale Hunter.

AP reports that Boudreau was fired by the Capitals on Monday. Boudreau, as the AP points out, won 200 games faster than any coach in modern NHL history.

Boudreau was with the Capitals for four years, but this season he tried a new approach that fell flat with the rest of the team. Boudreau emphasized accountability and willingness to bench his star players as punishment for subpar performances.

The Capitals also announced on Monday that the Capitals replaced Boudreau with Dale Hunter. Hunter, 51, played for the Capitals from 1987-1999. Hunter served as team captain for his last five seasons and had his jersey retired. Hunter coached the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League for 11 seasons.

Boudreau’s assistant coaches will remain as assistant coaches to Hunter.

Read more about Bruce Boudreau and Dale Hunter here.

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