Job security has been the question of the day for Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau as the Capitals run through the playoffs appears to be winding down. Throughout the season, Boudreau’s job has been questioned and then praised, from an eight game losing streak in November and December to climbing back against the Lightning in the Southeast and the edging Flyers in the division.
As the Capitals look to avoid being swept by the Lightning tonight, reporters again asked Boudreau about his job. Katie Carrera of the Washington Post quoted Boudreau via twitter, “You guys have been asking me that all year. Is your job on the line? Well then, I don’t wanna answer that. Stupid question, stupid.”
Boudreau’s Capitals have lost in the conference quarterfinals twice and the conference semifinals in 2009, despite winning the Southeast all four years of his tenure. His job in Washington likely rests on a miracle run over the next four games.