With the firings of Bruce Boudreau and Paul Maurice, there is talk about whether it was the right or wrong move at the right or wrong time. I found this article interesting. Thank you to our reader, Ben, for sending it to me:

NHL Network analyst Craig Button can relate to what Washington GM George McPhee and Carolina GM Jim Rutherford were going through during the past few weeks while watching their foundering teams fall further and further from the pack.

Button fired two coaches, Don Hay and Greg Gilbert, during his three-season tenure (2000-03) as the general manager in Calgary. Neither decision came easy. Both were made after he and his management associates took long and in-depth looks at what wasn’t working and why.

“It just comes down to a case of, ‘OK, we’ve reached the point of no return,’” Button told NHL.com Monday. “That is exactly what happens.”

McPhee and Rutherford each reached that point of no return over the weekend, and both made decisions Monday morning that rocked the hockey world. McPhee brought in ex-Capitals captain Dale Hunter to replace Bruce Boudreau and Rutherford fired Paul Maurice and hired Kirk Muller.

Click on the Dan Rosen NHL article for more.