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Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau talks about his first day with the team:

“I had to get their respect right off the bat, so I gave Alex [Ovechkin] crap.  It was on the first shift of the first practice and he missed a drill.  I pulled him aside in front of the guys and told him he couldn’t do that.

“I knew I had to give it to him before anyone.  If all I did was give crap to the nine guys I coached in the minors before, then it would be I was just giving crap to the AHL boys.”

—sourced in The St. Catharine’s Standard

*thanks to Capitals Insider for the pointer

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  Tags: alex+ovechkin, bruce+boudreau, coaching


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