Bad-mouth Boudreau

Michael Mezzapelle, Fairmont, W.Va.

Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau may be a good hockey coach, but does almost every word that comes out of his mouth during a game have to be a four letter word?

It never fails that when I am watching a Caps game on TV with my nine-year-old daughter, the camera shows Boudreau shouting four-letter expletives at the players or officials; and you can read his lips as plain as day.

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I understand the game of hockey can be very emotional, but is this the type of example the NHL wishes to set for the young fans of the game?

Can he not express himself without the foul language?

Or maybe Boudreau needs some parental advice: “If you don’t have anything nice to say…”