Bruce Boudreau coached the Washington Capitals for five seasons and had pretty good success with the then-young team (except in game 7s). On Tuesday, he was back in Washington with his Minnesota Wild, who he’s leading to terrific success in his first season behind the bench. With a 43-18-6 record, Minnesota has 92 points and sits first in the Western Conference — just three back of Washington for the Presidents’ Trophy lead.
It’s not the first time Boudreau is back in Washington since he was dismissed from the team five years ago, but he was at the centre of attention online. It had nothing to do with hockey really, though: Boudreau was all the buzz for his fashion faux pas.
“Is the coach going for an ascot look?” one announcer on the Capitals broadcast asked.
Bruce, fix your tie!
Don Cherry would like to have a word with you.
Through two intermissions and three periods of hockey, Boudreau’s tie never got fixed. His team was playing a practical joke on him, right?