Boudreau’s odds; USA-Canada today

146 offers these odds on Bruce Boudreau getting fired:

Will Bruce Boudreau be fired as Head Coach of the Washington Capitals before the beginning of the 2011-12 Season?

Yes                  -150
No                    +110

(The way I understand it is that, if you bet yes, you’d have to bet $150 to win $100. If you bet no, you’d have to bet $100 to win $110. In other words, he’s “favored” to be fired.)


USA vs. Canada in the World Championships qualification round today, 10:15 a.m. Eastern time, in Slovakia.

Here is Kevin Allen’s preview from USA Today.


Regarding the second bi-annual Paul Mara Playoff Beard Contest, etc., there’s been a holdup of some sort with our IT and creative guys. I think it may have something to do with the additional workload due to the blessed event in Abbottobad Sunday. So I’ll keep youse posted. But in the end, we only had eight Boneheads who submitted “before” and “after” entries.

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  1. Good morning everyone. Looks like it got a little hairy here last night. Try to have a good day today!

  2. Coach Sean on

    Morning All –

    I dont think that Time Warner is carrying the game at 10 here in the Albany area at all – either live or tape delay – anyone know?

  3. iDoodie machetto on

    Anyone know a good place to buy laptop charging cables? I found out this morning that my cable is broken. When I brought it to a boring ass program that I have to sit through all day. Any my wife has a perfectly working laptop at home. And I’m now stuck with just my phone in a room with bad reception.


  4. iDoodie machetto on

    McPhee has hinted that Boudreau won’t be fired. Leonsis may overrule him.

  5. BANJ-I heard you have the movie “Net Worth”. Can you please get in touch with Tony (from AZ). He wants it next. Thanks.

  6. iDoodie machetto on

    Manny, yes, I am. 2nd day. Yesterday I didn’t bring one because I didn’t think there would be outlets, so it was beyond terrible. Today, I brought my laptop. Whoops. Thank god I brought my phone charger just in case.

    Banj, I found it online (amazon) for 30, I’m just tryin to find one cheaper, while still reliable, i.e. not some eBay seller based in hong kong.

  7. Doodie, by the time it comes from Hong Kong you will need a new laptop anyway…

  8. MannyFried on

    Doodie – I assume you have a Macintosh – there is actually a warranty on those plugs. When mine broke I called them, complained (mine actually caught fire – real fire) and they replaced it for FREE. Worth looking into.

  9. iDoodie machetto on

    Good news! Conference has a wireless server set up and guy in front of me cracked the password as 0987654321

    “That’s the stupidest combination I’ve ever heard in my life! The kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage!”

  10. MannyFried on

    George: “You’re giving me the “it’s not you, it’s me” routine? I invented “it’s not you, it’s me”. Nobody tells me it’s them not me, if it’s anybody it’s me.”

  11. iDoodie machetto on

    Who knows what my quote is from.

    Here’s a hint:

    One of the panelists just referred to a “gatekeeper.” the speaker of my quote was involved with a gatekeeper in a different film.

  12. CTBlueshirt on

    It sounds like Spaceballs, except I thought it was the airshield combo and it was 1-2-3-4-5. Which was also Mel Brooks’s combo.

  13. iDoodie machetto on

    Ctb, you are correct on all counts. I was just referencing how basic of a password it was.

  14. CTBlueshirt on

    But Lord Helmet made the “only an idiot would have that as his combo” line.

    My favorite line from that movie was when they were combing the desert…”You guys found anything?” “We ain’t found Carcillo”.

  15. iDoodie machetto on

    Ha, that whole movie is full of GREAT quotes.

    I bet she gives great helmet.

    I’m surrounded by Abdelkaders!

  16. iDoodie machetto on

    Manny, I’m disappointed in you!

    “only one person would dare give me the raspberry!”

    :: lowers helmet::


  17. billybleedsblue on

    “And I’m now stuck with just my phone in a room with bad reception. Awesome.”

    My goodness, how did anyone every survive for so many years without this ubiquitous computing?

  18. MannyFried on

    I am sorry iDoodie. I will get better. I haven’t seen it in a while!

    Lone Starr: “Oh great. That’s all we needed. A Druish princess.”
    Barf: “Funny, she doesn’t look Druish. “

  19. billybleedsblue on

    lol Doodie, I dunno. I don’t know what I’d do without my netbook sometimes. It’s really ridiculous. I think though that people once used to…read a book, or… draw fake eyes on their eyelids and nap…or just drift off in a daydream.

    What’s the combination?
    That’s amazing! I’ve got the same combination on my luggage.

  20. Is there a link to the game US/Canada game. If can’t watch I’ll go to plaid.

  21. President Skroob on



    That’s amazing. I’ve got the same combination on my luggage.

  22. President Skroob on

    Yogurt: Use the Schwartz, Lone Starr! Use the Schwartz!

    Lone Starr: I can’t – I lost the ring!

    Yogurt: Forget the ring! The ring is bubkis! I found it in a cracker jack box!

  23. CTBlueshirt on

    Wrong movie E3. Just to humor you though.

    Negative Ghostrider, the pattern is full.

  24. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Have any of you seen Duke Fame’s album? It’s lurid and much worse than smell the glove.

  25. billybleedsblue on


    Guns, I HATE guns! He shot my hair! Son of a @$%#* (female dog)!

    I think the only movie I’ve seen more times than Spaceballs is Young Frankenstein (we should save that for another time, there’s plenty of material from Spaceballs). Mel Brooks = win.

  26. Eddie: “You put a *greased naked woman* on all fours with a dog collar around her neck, and a leash, and a man’s arm extended out up to here, holding onto the leash, and pushing a black glove in her face to sniff it. You don’t find that offensive? You don’t find that sexist?”

  27. President Skroob on

    [as Lone Starr dodges laser blasts from Dark Helmet’s Schwartz]

    Dark Helmet: Very impressive, Lone Starr. Too bad this isn’t the Wild World of Sports.

  28. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Iceman : you canbe my wingman anytime

    Maverick : no, you can be mine

    scene closes with ice and mav making out furiously, yet tenderly.

  29. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Ct – I didn’t read any of the above… Just arrived and posted…. Hope I didn’t interfere…

  30. Roland: One.
    Dark Helmet: One.
    Colonel Sandurz: One.
    Roland: Two.
    Dark Helmet: Two.
    Colonel Sandurz: Two.
    Roland: Three.
    Dark Helmet: Three.
    Colonel Sandurz: Three.
    Roland: Four.
    Dark Helmet: Four.
    Colonel Sandurz: Four.
    Roland: Five.
    Dark Helmet: Five.
    Colonel Sandurz: Five.

  31. CTBlueshirt on

    Preparing? We’re always preparing, just go.

    Just go

    ::Lord Helmet falls down::

  32. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    It was a joke, we didn’t really mean for her to sniff it…. Well not over and over..

  33. Dark Helmet: I am your father’s brother’s nephew’s cousin’s former roommate.

  34. billybleedsblue on

    hahaha, wtb…

    Lonestar: What the harnell is THAT?
    Barf: (muffled response)
    Lonestar: What?
    Barf: Her Royal Highness’ matched luggage.

    I put that Ovi golf bag cartoon up as my wallpaper. It’s so hilarious. I actually like Ovechkin, it’s just a really funny pic.

  35. iDoodie machetto on

    Billy, a lot of people are reading these things called “newspapers.”

    Carp, have you ever heard of a “newspaper?”

  36. President Skroob on

    Dark Helmet: [after tearing the microphone out of the desk] Now what is it?

    Radar Technician: I’m having trouble with the radar, sir.

    Dark Helmet: What’s wrong with it?

    Radar Technician: I’ve lost the bleeps, I’ve lost the sweeps, and I’ve lost the creeps.

    Dark Helmet: The what?

    Colonel Sandurz: The what?

    Dark Helmet: And the what?

    Radar Technician: You know. The bleeps.

    [makes bleep sound effect, making a ripple motion with his fingers]

    Radar Technician: The sweeps.

    [makes sweep sound. Quivers his face while doing it]

    Radar Technician: And the creeps.

    [makes creep sound, making little movements with his fingers]

    Dark Helmet: [to Colonel Sandurz] That’s not all he’s lost.

  37. Pizza the Hutt: Well, if it isn’t Lone Star. And his sidekick, Puke
    Barf: That’s Barf.

    Pizza the Hutt: Barf… Puke… *Whatever!*

  38. is anyone watching the WC? what are the rosters? I heard that Canada has the youngest roster in the history of Canadian hockey.

  39. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    If you could excuse us, we have to go to the lobby and wait for our limo……


  40. Once a year we need to recite Spaceballs. It’s almost inevitable….

    What can I say, guys….May Schwartz be with you!

  41. WHAT? You went over my helmet?

    Thanks for the roster link, CT. Two young teams! First period was pretty good…

  42. iDoodie machetto on

    Since I started us down this spaceballs path, I feel like I should also drop some hockey in:

    Waseka has a good link from puck daddy about jagr. Good read.

  43. All of this musical managers routine and their impending demises leaves me a bit perplexed.

    There are just so many Knute Rocknes historically speaking and you can probably enumerate them
    on one hand. Vince Lombardi, Don Shula, Casey Stengel, Marty Maher ( swimming coach for West Point years ago, whose life story was made into a movie…star playing the part I cannot recall, but he was an Irish immigrant who never could swim a stroke in his life, but turned out champions),

    George Halas? you name em. But this business of the death watch for coaches is off putting to me.

    It strikes me as odd to blame a coach who has directed these young players for a year or so, and grown with them, and given his best in instructional dogma, should be cut adrift when his team runs afoul of superior players.

    Now take Tortorella for example. He has probably handled these young Rangers to the best of his ability, and given the standards he must work with, and front office assistance ( if any). Should he be held to blame because his charges were simply not up to the talent level of their opposition? Your call.

    I don’t happen to think he is overly gifted as a bench ( tactical) coach, but, given the circumstances, probably it is the best he can muster. I do on the other hand wonder about the remainder to the sub coaching staff that has left me mystified for several years now, when season after season, I see Rangers players who seem bereft of basic technical behavior that should have been mastered at the lower league levels. None of them seem to ever correct tactical flaws in individual players performances game after game, without variance. It is maddening to behold, when the most casual of fans can pick out these flaws and wonder …why? Why? Why?

    The problem dear Caesar is not in our stars, but in ourselves.

  44. CCCP thanks for the link. trying to cheat and watch at work today.

    Glad to see Conklin (another anchorage boy) in net. Montoya, was pretty shaky against Sweden.
    I dont know what language I’m listening to the game in, but it looks great.

  45. iDoodie machetto on

    I’m trying to find things I can do on my phone to keep me occupied. No flash means no world championship

  46. Easy Money reminds me of a GREAT song called “Easy Lover” featuring Phil Collins and Phillip Bailey!

  47. Can I submit a new “after” photo? I still haven’t shaved and I REALLY want to win this trophy!

  48. billybleedsblue on

    So now it’s Shakespeare? Uhhh… Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May.

    Hmmm, maybe a little too high-brow…

    Mega Maid’s gone from suck to blow!

  49. iDoodie machetto on

    I just saw other people saying it and it was shorter than “twitter widget.”

  50. Oh: *Carp*: A while back I wanted to name the Twitter Widget because I was sick of typing Twitter Widget. I suggested TINA but Latona suggested Waseka which seemed like a much cooler name. So we went with it.

  51. billybleedsblue on

    Ahh, ok, that is different than the Caesar quote. Close, but not the same.

  52. just zipped through comments so if if
    this is a repeat. sorry
    usa vs. canada is on Vs.

    last time i looked USA got a case of
    Ranger-itis and came in the 3rd with
    2-1 lead and then proceeded to take
    penalties and was now losing

  53. jpg – unless it’s a Spaceballs quote it’s probably not something being repeated.

  54. CT

    you got that right!

    Ovechkin is about to join team Russia! They also said (I’m watching Russian broadcast) that maybe Malkin will join too! Go Team Russia!

  55. iDoodie machetto on

    Ccp, no way would the Pens let Malkin go coming off of his major knee surgery.

  56. iDoodie machetto on

    Shootout? That’s why Canada should Have brought Wolski and Christensen!

  57. Canada wins it. Eberle and Nash score for Canada and Jack Johnson and Blke Wheeler are stopped on the exact same shots – going down the middle and trying to beat Reimer high to glove side.

  58. CTBlueshirt on

    Shootout? That’s why Canada should Have brought Wolski and Christensen!


    And left them in Slovakia

  59. Optimism antidote #42: The Lightning disposes, fairly easily,
    of the regular-season marvels, who disposed, fairly easily,
    of the “now we have something to build upon (again???)”
    Rangers. Those doing the building will be Sather and Co.

    Upon the 4-game embarrassment ending the Flyers’ run tonite.
    a creative Flyer fan blames the failure of his guys to maintain
    first place so that they would have faced the “weak Rangers”
    and not have been so beat up and tired before facing the Bruins.
    (Of course, this conveniently ignores what an equally tough
    series Boston endured against the Habs, no?).

    Out of your little rosy-Rangerworld sandtraps, Ostriches!

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