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The hockey world was getting all excited about the possibility that Anaheim forward Bobby Ryan was on the trade block.
The Ducks were floundering and something had to give. As a much-coveted asset, Ryan could fetch an awesome return in a trade.
What team couldn't use a proven goal scorer with a robust playing style?
Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle relegated Ryan to his third line, hoping to create more scoring balance for his reeling squad. That move increased speculation about Ryan's future in SoCal.
And then Ducks GM Bob Murray abruptly fired Carlyle and hired just-fired Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau. The NHL's annual firing season is well under way.
Boudreau enjoyed remarkable regular season success in Washington. While Capitals GM George McPhee believed Boudreau had emptied his coaching bucket in D.C. and ran out of ways to motivate that team, Bruce insisted he was still fresh and ready to coach.
So there is reason to believe his voice will be heard in Anaheim, where th...
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Ducks winger Bobby Ryan has disappointed this season, and he may be available in a trade. He would likely cost a lot in a deal.
Just forty-eight hours after the NHL held its own version of Black Monday, the musical chairs within the coaching fraternity resumed. When the music stopped this time, Bruce Boudreau wasn’t the odd man out.Now-former Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle was fired following his team’s 4-1 win over Montreal on Wednesday. According to a report, Boudreau is already in town.
The Anaheim Ducks have underachieved mightily this season,
but the reporting had been that the coaching staff was safe while rumors were
running throughout the league of Bobby Ryan potentially being traded. All of that is up in the air now as the club
decided to fire head coach Randy Carlyle following the team’s 4-1 win over
Montreal and replace him with Bruce Boudreau...
Ousted Washington Capitals head coach Bruce Boudreau says temperamental star Alex Ovechkin isn't to blame for his firing.Boudreau told reporters Wednesday that he didn't think Ovechkin "was ever a problem." Boudreau was fired Monday after the Capitals broke out to a 7-0-0 start to the season but struggled mightily over the next six weeks.Rumors persisted that Ovechkin...
Special Guest Stars: Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette on the Max Pacioretty suspension and the James Neal fine; Kevin Woodley from INGOAL magazine on the Vancovuer Canucks' goaltending.
• In which Marek and Wysh discuss Bobby Ryan trade talk.
• The first night for Dale Hunter and Kirk Muller as NHL coaches.
• The KHL's big rule changes.
• Puck Headlines and Talking...
Bruce Boudreau spent two days without a job. The Ducks fired coach Randy Carlyle after snapping a seven-game losing skid and replaced him with the recently dismissed Capitals coach.
Randy Carlyle appeared relieved after his Anaheim Ducks snapped a seven-game skid Wednesday night, figuring his talented club had turned a corner.
Bloggers were very well represented on a historic day for the Washington Capitals out at Kettler, and we asked a few of our favorites to chime in with their thoughts on the ascension of a legend as head coach of the Caps, and what Bruce Boudreau’s four years here meant to hockey in our town. On Twitter you can follow Ted Starkey, Ed Frankovic, and Dave Nichols.
The Anaheim Ducks have fired coach Randy Carlyle and hired former Washington coach Bruce Boudreau, who was dismissed by the Capitals just two days earlier.
The Anaheim Ducks have fired coach Randy Carlyle and hired former Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau.