Monday, November 28, 2011

Photo: New York Rangers Reveal Winter Classic Jersey

After months of speculation the New York Rangers have revealed the jerseys that they will wear in the 2012 Bridgstone NHL Winter Classic on January 2, 2012 against the Philadelphia Flyers.  The jersey's will be available starting December 5th at MSG, the NHL store and

The Rangers official twitter also passed along a shot of Callahan, Girardi, Lundqvist and Dubinsky posing together

New York Rangers Winter Classic Jersey Reveal Stream

The New York Rangers will be officially unveiling their jerseys for the 2012 NHL Winter Classic at 4 p.m. Here is a live feed of the stream.

Washington Capitals Fire Bruce Boudreau; Hire Dale Hunter

Despite a 201-88-40 regular season record in his time with the Washington Capitals Bruce Boudreau was fired this morning as their head coach.  The Capitals under the Boudreau’s direction had been known for tremendous regular season’s and playoff failures, but this season has been different.  Boudreau appeared to have completely lost his locker room, especially stars Alexander Ovechkin and Alex Semin, which coupled with the team’s recent struggles now finds Boudreau out and replaced with former Capitals captain Dale Hunter.

Speculation of this move began last night with Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet saying that Boudreau could be out within 24-48 hours and Hunter would be the man to replace him.  Now the question will be if the move to Hunter will reignite Ovechkin and Semin to the offensive forces they were before Boudreau tried to install a system more conducive to playoff success.  Will the stars of this team respect a man who has never coached in the NHL or AHL before?  Is Hunter's success as an OHL coach and captain of the Capitals enough to prepare him to deal with the pressure of expectations that Washington has because of their talent level? The answer to that questions will begin tomorrow night when the Capitals play St. Louis who has been inspired by the coaching change to Ken Hitchcock.