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Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 11/22/2011

McPhee backs up Boudreau’s decisions as Capitals coach

(Toni L. Sandys - WASHINGTON POST)
There has been plenty of talk about Capitals Coach Bruce Boudreau’s job security lately as the team has picked up just two wins in eight games. But during Washington’s 4-3 victory over Phoenix last night at Verizon Center, General Manager George McPhee told The Post’s John Feinstein that he backs up Boudreau’s decisions this season:

McPhee knows his team misses defenseman Mike Green, who has missed 11 games — the last five with a strained groin muscle — and may not be back for a while. With Green the Caps are 8-0. Without him, 3-7-1.
“In this league missing one good player can be critical,” McPhee said. “There’s just not that much difference between teams and you take a guy like Greenie out and it changes a lot of things in a lot of ways.
“Bruce did the right thing with Ovi in the Anaheim game,” he continued quietly. “He did the right thing when he didn’t start [Tomas] Vokoun in the opener. He did the right thing tonight sitting Semin.”

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