Shrapnel - 11/28/11

Happy Monday! Will it please finally get cold? It's November 28th and we've been getting rained on for two days straight. A dignified climate would start turning some of this into proper snow by now.

We've got our recap from last night for you, plus additional coverage at Puck-Rakers, DBJ, Columbus Wired, and the Dispatch.

BREAKING NEWS: The Washington Capitals have fired Bruce Boudreau and have named former Capital Dale Hunter as the new head coach. Credit to Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet for breaking the rumor last night, though it's interesting to see the team was denying the move would happen yesterday. Maybe George McPhee got lessons in rumor control from Gene Smith.

Boudreau suddenly being an option on the table might cause several struggling teams (including, I admit, Columbus) to re-evaluate their coaching. Don't be shocked if we see him behind an NHL bench in the near future.

Lori Schmidt reports the Jackets could suffer another major loss at the end of the month.

Over at Backhand Shelf, Ms. Conduct is sharing her Thanksgiving leftovers, while Puck Daddy looks at Kari Lehtonen's groin injury, speculates about a Jarome Iginla trade scenario, and highlights some water bottle antics with the Calgary captain.

Back at the Dispatch, Shawn Mitchell has a look at the Russell / Nikitin trade from both sides, while Michael Arace talked subtexts and spice.

Finally, Alison has a cautionary tale up at Dark Blue Jacket with some good food for thought.

Have a good morning!

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