"Kaptain Kirk" on DC radar?
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.