Bruce Boudreau compares Alex Ovechkin to The Incredible Hulk: ‘The more you hit him, the stronger the angrier he gets’
Bruce Boudreau led Alex Ovechkin to some of his greatest seasons as a pro. Ovechkin scored a career-high 65 goals during Boudreau’s first year behind the Capitals bench in 2007-08. Ovi followed that up with 56- and 50-goal campaigns in Bruce’s next two seasons.
Since Bruce left Washington, Ovechkin continues to torment the NHL, but especially Boudreau-led teams. Coming into Sunday’s game against the Vancouver Canucks, Ovechkin had notched 20 points (10g, 10a) in 12 games against Boudreau’s Anaheim Ducks and Minnesota Wild over nine seasons.
Boudreau was asked how to stop his former pupil pregame.