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Slump-proof Wild not worried heading into bye week

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The remarkably slump-proof Minnesota Wild will have their season-long stability challenged next week. That's when the Western Conference leaders come back from their bye, the five-day gap on every team's schedule gained by the NHL Players Association as a concession for the new All-Star Game format. The league's current cumulative post-bye record is a woeful 4...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

West-leading Wild aim to avoid post-bye blues

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The remarkably slump-proof Minnesota Wild will have their season-long stability challenged next week. That's when the Western Conference leaders come back from their bye, the five-day gap on every team's schedule gained by the NHL Players Association as a concession for the new All-Star Game format. The league's current cumulative post-bye record is a woeful...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild’s Bruce Boudreau, Ducks’ Randy Carlyle represent two extremes of NHL coaching hires

Making a coaching change is a dreaded decision in pro sports, but is usually necessary. Often, change is made to inject new life into a struggling team. Sometimes, however, it can backfire. So far through the 2016-17 NHL season, we’ve seen examples of both situations. The Anaheim Ducks hoped firing coach Bruce Boudreau and replacing him with the man he himself replaced, Randy...
Via The Comeback
January 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Bruce Boudreau Hoping To Break Wild Out Of Playoff Plateau In First Season

Bruce Boudreau is known for turning NHL franchises around and maximizing their potential, which is why he’s a perfect fit for the Minnesota Wild. The Wild have made the playoffs in each of the past four seasons, but have failed to advance past the second round. Boudreau has a track record of helping teams do just that with the Washington Capitals and Anaheim Ducks, so Minnesota...
Via NESN.com
October 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Jack Adams curse continues with the firing of Bob Hartley

Recently, the Calgary Flames announced the dismissal of their head coach, Bob Hartley. It came as a bit of surprising news as a fair amount of firings usually happen right after the season ended for teams who missed the playoffs. Remarkably, Hartley went from Jack Adams winner to a coach looking for a job in about a year. Bob Hartley received the Jack Adams Award on June 24,...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Bruce Boudreau on coaching again: “I’ve had a couple of conversations”

The Anaheim Ducks made a rash decision when the club announced they had fired long-time coach Bruce Boudreau. The Ducks were reacting to an upset first-round loss to the Nashville Predators and weren’t really thinking about how difficult it would be to find a better coach than Boudreau, who’d led Anaheim to four straight division wins. Boudreau is among the NHL’s best coaches...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Bruce Boudreau isn’t the scapegoat you are looking for

When you get fired in the NHL, the next job is usually just right around the corner. Whether it be a front office job or a job on the ice, you are bound to find something somewhere. The news of Bruce Boudreau being fired has sent shock waves through the NHL – shock waves for two, very different reasons. Everyone understands what the goal of every NHL season is supposed to be –...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks fire coach Bruce Boudreau after first-round playoff loss

After the fourth consecutive Game 7 home loss for the Anaheim Ducks, the latest to the Nashville Predators on Wednesday, someone had to pay the price. Head coach Bruce Boudreau ended up as the one to pay for the playoff failures in Anaheim, as he’s now been fired by the Ducks. #NHLDucks have relieved Head Coach Bruce Boudreau of his duties, Executive Vice President/GM Bob...
Via The Comeback
April 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Ducks fire Bruce Boudreau after first-round playoff exit

The Anaheim Ducks’ quest for a Stanley Cup title came to an end Wednesday night, and two days later, so did their coach’s tenure with the team. Anaheim on Friday fired head coach Bruce Boudreau, who had been with the Ducks since 2011. “I would like to thank Bruce for his hard work and dedication to the franchise,” Ducks executive vice president/general manager Brian Murray...
Via NESN.com
April 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Is this it for Ducks' Bruce Boudreau?

On December 17th, 2015 the Anaheim Ducks had 27 points. They were tied for dead last in the league, and three points behind the Edmonton Oilers. In a league that pretty much has its playoff teams settled by Thanksgiving, that’s an impossible hole to climb out of. But Bruce Boudreau and the Ducks did it, going on an incredible 35-11-6 run to win the Pacific Division. That’s why...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss
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