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Bruce Boudreau wasn't out of a job for very long, due in part to the timing of Randy Carlyle being fired, and in part to his reputable resume and personality being known around the league.
Coach Boudreau joined one of the most unsuccessful Anaheim Ducks campaigns of the last decade, inheriting a team that had spent almost the entire first half of the season competing with the Columbus Blue Jackets for last place in the Western Conference.
That was over two months ago, and Boudreau's impact on the Ducks play has certainly been noticeable, if not right away, certainly during the month of January. While the Ducks December didn't impress much more then their first two months of the season, the team has been on an absolute tear during the month of January going 8-2-2 and averaging less than two goals against per game in that span.
With all this in mind, we ask ourselves: What is the verdict on Coach Boudreau?
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GLENDALE, Ariz. Andrew Cogliano wants to shoot more. With results like he had Tuesday against Phoenix, the temptation will be to shoot too much.
The fifth-year Anaheim forward netted his first career hat trick in a six-minute, 51-second span of the second period to lift the red-hot Ducks to a 4-1 win over the Coyotes. The three goals came uninterrupted, giving him an NHL rarity...
Corey Perry! This is a bigger joke than what the Republicans are drumming out for Obama's competition.
But.. but... we have Schneider!
Yeah? And what happens if (and its a real possible if) Luongo starts to flop in the playoffs, or pulls a groin. Who are the Canucks going to rely on? The back-up joke they get back as a salary dump from whomever they deal Schneider?
This phrase can be used to describe the recent play of the Anaheim Ducks.
While the team is 13th in the Western Conference, the Ducks certainly are not playing that way. In fact, they are playing like a club that deserves to be in one of the top eight spots.
After getting off to an extremely slow start under both Randy Carlyle and new head coach Bruce Boudreau, the Ducks have found...
Washington’s perfect start through seven games seems like a long time ago, doesn’t it? When Dale Hunter took over for Bruce Boudreau, it was thought that he would give the Capitals a spark. But as one writer points out, the pre-season Cup contenders are actually going in reverse, and are in danger of missing the playoffs altogether.Following back-to-back losses coming out of...
Andrew Cogliano scored three straight goals in the second period and the Anaheim Ducks opened the second half of the season with a 4-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday.
The latest edition of Off the Ice with host Steve Carroll will be at ESPN Zone Anaheim on Thursday and aired on AM 830 tonight from 5 to 7 p.m.
Guests will include Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf, former captain Scott Niedermayer, forwa...
Dallas Stars (25-21-2, 52 pts) @ Anaheim Ducks (19-23-7, 45 pts)
9:30 PM CT, February 1, 2012
Honda Center, Anaheim, California
Hey ya, welcome back to hockey. It's been seemingly forever since the Stars have played a game and it's good to have hockey back again tonight. Dallas gets Anaheim again, the team that they played (and beat 1-0) in the game just before the All...
Andrew Cogliano scored three straight goals in the second period and the Anaheim Ducks opened the second half of the season with a 4-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night.
The Stars entered the All-Star break with a 1-0 win over the Ducks and Dallas will try to duplicate that result, ideally with more goals, when it visits Anaheim for tonight's Pacific Division battle at the Honda Center.