Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau’s future rests solely in the hands of General Manager George McPhee according to owner Ted Leonsis. The billionaire owner appeared on 106.7 The Fan in DC and was asked straight up about bringing Boudreau back next season.

“It’s George’s call,” Leonsis said according to a post by Katie Carrera in the Washington Post. “We have this innate human thing when something doesn’t meet our expectation we want punishment, we want to dole out punishment. I understand that. All I wanted is the time for us to make the right decisions the right way.”

When asked by Mike Wise if Bruce was safe, Leonsis responding simply by stating, “yeah.”

Less than a week ago, McPhee told the media that he expected Boudreau to return for the 2011-2012 season stating that there’s no difference between a regular season and a playoff coach.

Some may disagree, I tend to think that Boudreau has what it takes to take these guys the distance, but his postseason numbers thus far have shown differently.

What do you think?