Boucher and Stevie Y make it official

The one who got away becomes Tampa Bay head coach.

Let the teeth-gnashing and what-ifs begin.

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Boucher talks to CKAC.

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July issue of L’actualite features Jaro Halak on the cover.

265 Comments

  1. 24 Cups says:

    And then there’s Mexico.  We should never take for granted what it means to live in Canada.  Even if you are in Quebec and have lived with oppression and heartache your entire life:-)

  2. puck face says:

    Royal=lonely.

  3. ManApart says:

    Pretty much the same place they are now.

  4. Bugs says:

    Oh, well, if they were so fantastical, we wouldn’t've beat’em, would we’ve?

    So obviously, if ownership creates the faith, then ours is better.

    Checkmate.

    Mwooa-ha-ha!

    Agitated but regulated, I aspire as

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Undersecretary of North-East Division Propaganda Bureau, Section Chief of Flannel Department, and Field Operative for Habsbros Data Dissemination Services: http://habsbros.blogspot.com/

  5. puck face says:

    trade goalie A to philly for Carter. trade goalie B for Byfuglien and run and gun with everyone else , seems to be the way things are becoming.

  6. 24 Cups says:

    THere was never a chance that Boucher was ever going to coach the Habs in the next few years.  Martin has a four year deal with large coin.  He is also well connected with the new management team.  Not to mention that he just took a bubble team to the final four.  Give it a rest, please!

    The real issues facing our club are to do with contract signings and revamping the roster.  Pleks, Halak/Price, Hamrlik, Moore, the K brothers, adding more size and grit, dealing with the salary cap and selecting a 1st round (27th) pick are the main priorities during the next three weeks.

    Gauthier is now the man of the hour, not Boucher.  Let’s turn the page.

  7. Bugs says:

    I meant the royal “we”.

    Agitated but regulated, I aspire as

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Undersecretary of North-East Division Propaganda Bureau, Section Chief of Flannel Department, and Field Operative for Habsbros Data Dissemination Services: http://habsbros.blogspot.com/

  8. ed lopaz says:

    I posted this because there was discussion below about the habs ownership Molson’s.

    Owners have different styles.

    Caps owner is very public.

    Molson’s will always be very private in their efforts to improve the team.

  9. Bugs says:

    It will ALWAYS seem like “bullcrap” to full-anglos who have zero conception of WHY and FOR WHO this team was created and living under the impression that it’s the French aspect of operations that’s keeping us away from ultimate victory.

    No one ever said “franco-only”. That is a CONVENIENT supposition that allows you to spew your pejoration; all it is.

    …quebec media emphasizing…pff. Bullspit, Darth. Pure bullspit.

    We’re in this TOGETHER; not together-but-without-french.

    Agitated but regulated, I aspire as

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Undersecretary of North-East Division Propaganda Bureau, Section Chief of Flannel Department, and Field Operative for Habsbros Data Dissemination Services: http://habsbros.blogspot.com/

  10. puck face says:

    i think it’s pretty cool , don’t speak for all of us. thanks

  11. Y says:

    Just wait till they hit Brazil for the Olympics and the next WC

     

     

  12. ed lopaz says:

    to show the difference in style between Caps owner and Habs ownership.

  13. Bugs says:

    And uhhh, we care about this… why?

    Agitated but regulated, I aspire as

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Undersecretary of North-East Division Propaganda Bureau, Section Chief of Flannel Department, and Field Operative for Habsbros Data Dissemination Services: http://habsbros.blogspot.com/

  14. ooder says:

    if the philly scouts wern’t garbage they would have selected Toews

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    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  15. Oddball says:

    I wish it was the “end of story” ad naseum, but for some reason I doubt it.

    ..always with the negative waves, Moriarty, always with the negative waves..

  16. ed lopaz says:
     


    Dear Caps Fan,

    By now you have probably heard the news that my partners and I have completed our purchase of the Washington Wizards and Verizon Center and created a new company – Monumental Sports & Entertainment – that owns those entities as well as the Capitals and the Mystics.

    You’re likely to see and hear more from me on this news in the coming days – in the media, on my blog (http://www.tedstake.com), at the NBA Draft. It’s big news, and something my partners, my family and I are very excited about.

    But I’m here to assure you that even if you hear me talking about the Wizards a lot, I haven’t – and never will – overlook the Capitals and our commitment to bring a Stanley Cup to Washington. I will continue to be focused on your well being and happiness.

    A few people have asked how I expect to juggle these new responsibilities. I believe I’ve always been someone with great “bandwidth” to cover a variety of interests, including different companies, film projects and, foremost, my family. The Wizards will have a place in those interests, no bigger or smaller than the Caps – just as I don’t choose between my son and my daughter!

    The creation of Monumental actually creates opportunities that I hope Capitals fans are excited about. We now program Verizon Center and we hope to be able to offer terrific new cross-marketing opportunities to our fans. We plan to continue to improve the fan experience at Verizon Center and will count on your feedback to do so. And we will over-index on scheduling and maintenance-oriented projects related to all of your teams.

    Thanks as always for your support, and I will see you at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the Caps Convention and Verizon Center in the upcoming months. And I’m always available to you at washingtoncaps@aol.com.

    Sincerely,

    Ted Leonsis

    pretty cool owner I would say. I’m not a big Caps fan, just tried to buy tickets online for a playoff game.

     

  17. Oddball says:

    Yeah, was that ever stupid, leaving PK down on the farm for a whole season to play in all facets of the game, including penalty killing, power plays and first pairing duties, not to mention logging substantial minutes that he would have never seen playing for the big team, while actually building his confidence. You could just tell the time he spent in the AHL was a waste of time from PK’s play during the play offs.

    Stupid, stupid, stupid….. (Tony look in the mirror)

     

    ..always with the negative waves, Moriarty, always with the negative waves..

  18. andrewberkshire says:

    Huge mistake by FIFA, Johannesburg is one of the worst cities in the world for crime, absolutely lawlessness. Hell, the police are known to rape women at gun point in South Africa.

  19. Bugs says:

    Crime in Johannesburg???

    How could FIFA predict such a thing?

    Little story: My friend is South African, Johannesburgian in fact. Suggested he follow me to Germany four years ago for the Mundial. He said to me “A black man in Leipzig, Bugs? I don’t think so.” I said “Times’ve changed, Omar. C’mon.” But he was adamant. No way.

    Then he suggested we go to South Africa four years later. I was like “Are you friggin mad? A white guy in Johannesburg? I’d sooner go to Kingston Prison and be the belle of the ball.”

    Point is, there was more crap in France in 98 than there was in Germany, (cop crowbarred to death by neonazis in Marseilles; woman panics when her car was being toppled and runs over 11 people in the Champs Elysees on victory night), but no one was being held at gunpoint by the LOCALS.

    FIFA did not think this through. There’s much to be said about wanting to incorporate Africa as hosts and it’s a fine ideal but the truth is: they weren’t ready. And I fear we’ve yet to see the last of these kinds of stories.

    They’re making a big deal in Le Pentagone about Les Bleus staying in a ritzy 5-star resort. I would’ve done the same.

    Agitated but regulated, I aspire as

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Undersecretary of North-East Division Propaganda Bureau, Section Chief of Flannel Department, and Field Operative for Habsbros Data Dissemination Services: http://habsbros.blogspot.com/

  20. nickster13 says:

    I can deal with that system

  21. HardHabits says:

    My plan is better.

    Top 5 picks is a league wide lottery.

    When a team gets a top 5 they are out of the running until every other team gets a top 5 pick.

    Process repeats itself every 6 years in a 30 team league.

    Worse team in the league picks 6th, etc.

    That would take away the tanking option.

    I WILL SAY IT AGAIN, TANKING IS NOT THE ONLY WAY TO BUILD A WINNER. TRADES, SIGNINGS, LATE PICKS AND DEVELOPMENT ARE ALSO NEEDED.

     

     

     

  22. MathMan says:

    Urgh. Tyopes! I mean typoes!


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