Washington Capitals’ Owner and GM Silent As Losing Streak Reaches Six Games

December 14th, 2010 by Trent Reinsmith Leave a reply »
When a team struggles, there are two options for the organization's front office: They can offer their coach a vote of confidence, or they can provide an ominous and eerie silence.

The Washington Capitals are mired in their worst losing streak since March of 2007, having lost six games in a row, and the Capitals' front office has been silent in regards to head coach Bruce Boudreau. Nothing has been offered from owner Ted Leonsis or from general manager George McPhee.

Leonsis and McPhee were also the owner and GM when Glen Hanlon was fired from his head coaching position in 2007 after going 6-14-1 in the team’s first 21 games. Boudreau, who righted the ship and led the Capitals to the Southeast Division title that year, replaced Hanlon.

The Capitals' current losing streak has had a big impact on their place in the standings. The Capitals have fallen from first in the NHL, to third in the East. They trail the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers by five and four points respectively.

Not only have the fallen in the league standings, but they are also perilously close to losing their hold on the Southeast Division lead. The A ...

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