Posted May 10, 2012 on AP on Fox
Coach Bruce Boudreau's shortened debut season with the Anaheim Ducks was good enough to keep him around for a whole lot longer. The Ducks signed Boudreau to a two-year contract extension Thursday, locking up their respected coach through the 2014-15 season. Anaheim rewarded Boudreau for reviving the struggling Ducks after he replaced Stanley Cup-winning coach Randy Carlyle, who was fired Nov. 30. The Ducks went 27-23-8 under Boudreau, compiling one of the NHL's best records after the All-Star break. ''This team, we've just started going where we want to go,'' Boudreau said. ''If we had started a little bit earlier, anything could have happened. These playoff teams, we competed with all these teams, going tooth and nail.'' After a lifetime spent mostly on the East Coast, the Toronto native is finally getting used to California's sunshine and warmth as well. ''It's certainly nice waking up every morning,'' Boudre...
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