Losing leads to more questions than answers – more head-shaking and wondering how to fix what’s wrong. Recently, when Matt Hendricks was asked if he thinks about the possibility of change if the Washington Capitals’ struggles continued, his answer was short.
“No,” he said.
Troy Brouwer said no thought goes into that stuff “unless something actually does happen.” Monday it happened, as Bruce Boudreau was fired as coach and replaced by Caps legend Dale Hunter.
Nick Kypreos of Rogers SportsNet first reported the possibility Sunday night on the network’s “Hockey Central” program. Messages sent to Hunter at the time were not immediately returned.
He will coach practice Monday, and George McPhee will address the media then as well.
MORE TO COME …