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Two days of unemployment were plenty for Bruce Boudreau. The fired Washington coach has already jumped into his next NHL rebuilding project with the Anaheim Ducks.
Boudreau ran his first practice with the Ducks on Thursday, a few hours after Anaheim abruptly replaced coach Randy Carlyle with a former teammate.
Boudreau says he planned to do a little television work after Washington dismissed him, but couldn't resist the chance to take over a roster with Anaheim's depth and talent.
The Ducks were shocked by Carlyle's firing, since they figured a trade was more likely. Anaheim is off to a perplexing 7-13-4 start, stuck in 14th place in the Western Conference with just three wins in the last 19 games.
Boudreau says he hopes to restore the Ducks' confidence.
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Bruce Boudreau was fired by the Washington Capitals just a couple days back. He was then hired by the Anaheim Ducks just a few days after. The Ducks have been struggling this year and will look to Boudreau to change their luck. This inspired benstonium to make this great video of Boudreau giving the D-3 Mighty Ducks a locker room speech. The video is NSFW, but make sure you...
Several sources thought Randy Carlyle would be the next head coach relieved of his duties. Late Wednesday night, it was made official after the Anaheim Ducks snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Montréal Canadiens, Carlyle was canned. "Randy is a terrific head coach and did a tremendous job for us for six-plus seasons. We thank him greatly for his...
ANAHEIM, CALIF. (AP) - Randy Carlyle appeared relieved after his Anaheim Ducks snapped a seven-game skid Wednesday night, figuring his talented club had turned a corner.If only the winningest coach in franchise history had known was what waiting for him around that corner.Fed up with the Ducks' inexplicably slow start, ...
On Monday morning, two NHL coaches awoke to phone calls they never wanted to receive.
For Bruce Boudreau, it was Capitals general manager George McPhee. For Paul Maurice, Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford was the voice on the other end. The message was the same: Your services are no longer needed behind the bench.
With two Southeast Division head coaches losing their jobs...
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 Ducks had their first practice with new coach Bruce Boudreau.
Randy Carlyle appeared relieved after his Anaheim Ducks snapped a seven-game skid Wednesday night, figuring his talented club had turned a corner.
Bruce Boudreau thinks the Washington Capitals made the "right decision" in firing him and he's not blaming his newfound unemployment on Alex Ovechkin.
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It has been six long days since the Philadelphia Flyers (13-7-3) last played a hockey game. Tonight, the club opens a brutally difficult December schedule that will see the team play 13 of 16 games on the road. The opponent will be the Anaheim Ducks (7-13-4), with new head coach Bruce Boudreau making his debut less than 48 hours after replacing former Stanley Cup winning...
The firing of Bruce Boudreau is still being talked about in Washington and beyond. Blame for what happened, including the Washington Capitals' recent struggles, is being directed at one player — the team captain, Alex Ovechkin.
Some people question his commitment to the team. Others question his leadership skills and whether he has the respect of his teammates. Ovechkin...
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,...
Some random observations and notes-sharing from a remarkable last 72 hours:
There’s standup, and then there’s what Gabby offered the Washington Post’s Tarik El Bashir Wednesday morning — actually agreeing with Capitals management that it was time for a change behind the bench. He actually told General Manager George McPhee, “You’re doing what you have to do.” A company...