Congratulations to Bruce Boudreau, whom the Washington Capitals organization named Head Coach For Serious in an officially official statement released earlier today. Since Boudreau was named interim coach on Nov. 22, the Caps have gone 7-5-3 and seen improvements in offensive production, special teams, and winning percentage. Which is to say that the team still sucks, but it sucks a little less.

There’s a pretty good chance that this announcement will put an end to the constant speculation regarding Boudreau’s immediate future with the club—-but, apparently, even certain sports columnists in hockey-crazy Montreal can’t get their basic facts right when it comes to reporting on the Caps.