"Kaptain Kirk" on DC radar?

Posted By: Rick Moffat · 5/5/2011 1:33:00 PM
Washington Capitals GM George McPhee has given a soft vote of confidence to Bruce Boudreau the day after the Capitals were swept by the Lightning.  But an open letter from Washington's owner suggests the Caps were outcoached. 
 
That could lead to brain-drain with the Caandiens.   Assistant Coach Kirk Muller is a former captain of current Caps' GM McPhee and would likely be a candidate worth interviewing should Boudreau be fired in hours or days.
 
Ted Leonsis tells fans he's shocked his team was swept and admits his high-priced players were outplayed even by the Lightning's low-budget role players let alone their big salary stars like St. Louis and Lecavalier.
 
NHL sources tell CJAD that no team has yet to approach Muller but New Jersey, Ottawa and Dallas are all presumed to be interested in his services.
 
It would make the 2nd straight year a dynamic younger coach is plucked from the organization.   Guy Boucher left the Hamilton Bulldogs farm team after 1 season to seize the opportunity with the Lightning, who ironically could open up the job opening for Muller in DC.

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  1. Kathy Smith posted on 05/05/2011 02:45 PM
    I hope Captain Kirk stays with the Canadiens,he seems to be good at what he does.I like him better than the head coach.
  2. J.D. Applegate posted on 05/05/2011 06:41 PM
    I agree with Kathy Smith!
  3. Texasflood posted on 05/05/2011 08:15 PM
    Habs need to elevate KM to head coach and move Martin upstairs to assist PG. I think JM, despite appearances, did a solid job with the team given the challenges due to injuries etc, but it's time to move the team to the next level. Going out in the first round is not acceptable.
  4. eric posted on 05/06/2011 10:06 AM
    JM is not the future of this team but Kirk doesn't speak french and we know how obsessed the french media is about having a coach who can speak french.He could be the best coach in the league but if he doesn't speak french there would be an outcry.
  5. Bill posted on 05/06/2011 10:13 AM
    He's going to Dallas. Book it.
  6. Ron Mtl-North posted on 05/08/2011 06:47 PM
    Your sources are wrong Muller is going to Dallas.
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