Found December 03, 2011 on SFgate:
Think of Bruce Boudreau as the Don Nelson of hockey. Former player gone a bit pudgy, fills a room with his personality, knows offense and wins a ton in the regular season. That makes Boudreau a good hire for the Ducks,...
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