Bouncing the Bench Boss

 

Relieved of his duties - Former Caps Head Coach Bruce Boudreau (Photo courtesy NHL.com)

Apparently enough was enough. Two coaches lost their jobs Monday morning, as Washington Head Coach Bruce Boudreau and Carolina’s Paul Maurice each lost their jobs. Given the recent play of each team, neither was particularly surprising, but in my opinion, only one was justified. Continue reading

The Ballad of Mark Scheifele: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Scheifele all smiles at Jets camp

If Jets fans didn’t love Mark Scheifele before, they sure love him now. After a dominant performance in rookie camp, Scheifele scored 2 goals and 2 assists in his NHL exhibition debut, showing great skill and poise along the way. Off the ice he is about as likable as can be, and has wooed Winnipeg hockey fans as much as any other current Jet. So you can imagine the reaction of Jets fans the morning after – exulting his performance, and using more or less the same five words: “Will he make the team?”

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