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The Capital’s Bruce Boudreau Pays A Visit To Practice

Posted by Brian Tinsman on August 22, 2011 – 4:18 pm

The Redskins practice had an extra set of coaching eyes today, as Bruce Boudreau, head coach of the Washington Capitals, stopped by.

Boudreau was the guest and companion of head coach Mike Shanahan on the sidelines during practice.  He was accompanied by his son, Brady, who helped special teams coordinator Danny Smith with the Jugs machine during special teams drills.

“We just talked more about [Colorado Avalanche player] Joe Sakic and stuff, so it was pretty light,” Boudreau said of his conversation with Shanahan.  “Y’know, he was in Denver, and he was there when they had good [Avalanche] teams.

“I’m sure that most head coaches are well-versed in quite a few sports,” he continued.  “It was pretty cool meeting him.”

In the National Hockey League, teams may have a maximum of 23 players on the roster at any given time.  While the NFL regular season roster is only a little more than twice that, there are currently almost four times as many players in the Redskins camp.

Boudreau sounded relieved that he never had to handle that many players at one time.

“No, and I didn’t know how it was done,” he said with a laugh.  “[Shanahan]‘s like the field general out there, with all of the other generals out there.  I thought it was a really neat concept.”

Other than smashing hits and rabid fans, hockey doesn’t really resemble football that much.  But that doesn’t mean that Boudreau didn’t find some things to take back to his team.

“I think it would be neat if the [hockey] players saw what goes on out here,” he said.  “Just the specialized things and how the progression of practice goes.”

He continued, “I never would have thought that a football player’s day is so long.  And then the coach’s days are a lot longer than that, and I thought it was quite an eye-opening experience.”

So should we expect to see Shanahan out on the ice at the Kettler practice arena any time this season?

“I would invite him to any time,” Boudreau said.  “I’ve never really been out here just to see this facility.  It was tremendous and it’s been a great experience for me.”


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