HARRISBURG -- To say Bruce Boudreau and Kevin Dineen have a history is an understatement.
With the Washington Capitals (coached by Bruce Boudreau) playing the Florida Panthers (coached by Kevin Dineen) on Tuesday night, The Washington Times'
Stephen Whyno took a trip down memory lane, with some help from Boudreau's book.
At issue? Dineen showing up and watching the Hershey Bears practice the day before Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Not recommended, considering practice should be off-limits in the postseason.
Boudreau and the Bears beat Dineen's Portland club 5-4 in overtime the next night to win the series.
We were the only the television station there that day. I was standing in the bench area and I remember hearing yelling from the stands and telling my photojournalist to "get that." We later went downstairs and the argument between Boudreau and Dineen continued; I again told my colleague to keep rolling. Watching the video again five years later reminds me of what was so striking that day; neither Boudreau nor Dineen cared that our camera was there. Both coaches were so intense that day.
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get Dineen's side of the story that day, because we had to leave.
The video, I believe, speaks for itself, though.