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It took just 67 hours for Bruce Boudreau to find another coaching gig.
Sure, it may be 2,600 miles out west, which may be the best change of scenery for the veteran bench boss.
Bruce Boudreau, shown in this file photo, was named the new bench boss of the Anaheim Ducks this morning.
There’s no excuses, no distractions, and no scapegoats.
Who does Boudreau have to utilize on his new team? Well, there’s Bobby Ryan and Corey Perry, and the captain Ryan Getzlaf.
Of those main three who are the “core” of the team’s future, Ryan is the only one under-performing at the moment.
But, the Ducks are known for bouncing back. They just ended a seven-game skid within a very ugly loss 6-5 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, but are in a conference (and division) this year where anything can happen.
With talent, they can prevail. Alexander Ovechkin’s slump proved to be too much of a hurdle for Capitals’ GM George McPhee.
In Anaheim, there’s nobody who puts his face out there more than anyo...
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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...
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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.
For the second time in his career, Bruce Boudreau will play the first game with his new team against the Flyers.
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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.
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.
Multiple sources are telling me that a Bobby Ryan trade is all but definite now. One source in W. Ontario tells me the 4 teams 'currently' involved as the Flyers, Rangers, Carolina, and the Islanders.
Others could always enter and drop off..
There is reason to believe the Flyers could land him. He grew up in the area, played for the Little Flyers Youth Hockey team...
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.
Nick Kypreos at Sportsnet reports that Ducks GM Bob Murray has assured Bobby Ryan he is off the trade market today. Kypreos was also told Ryan's desire to be moved is no longer an issue....wonder what Kypreos means by today. What about tomorrow?...in all seriousness, while Ryan is an elite talent, the Rangers would have had to give up way too much and I really think it would...