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Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (61) / 1/5/1955
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 175
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Don't be surprised if the Ottawa Senators go after Bruce Boudreau to be their next head coach.
Boudreau, who was just fired as head coach of the Anaheim Ducks, has the highest regular season winning precentage of any NHL head coach with a minumum of 500 games at .659. It is .002 better than the legendary Scotty Bowman. Of course, the regular season isn't Boudreau's problem. Rightly or wrongly he has been tagged as a coach who can't win in the playoffs. Stay tuned. Apr 30 - 10:24 AM

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The Anaheim Ducks have fired head coach Bruce Boudreau.

Boudreau has a 1-7 record in Game 7s and you can debate whether or not he's to blame for that or even if that was on the Ducks' minds when they decided to fire him, but it would be hard to argue there's not a clear link between that record and Anaheim's decision to let him go. The reality is that the Ducks have seen four straight playoff runs end in a Game 7 loss and if Anaheim had won one or two of those, thus allowing them to go further into the playoffs, perhaps that would have been enough to save Boudreau. Because if nothing else, this can't be about his regular season results. Sure the Ducks got off to a rough start in the 2015-16 campaign, but they rebounded in a big way. Anaheim had a 208-104-40 regular season record under Boudreau and have won their division for four straight years under him. They just couldn't get it done in the playoffs, which was also the case with Washington when Boudreau was overseeing them.
Apr 29 - 12:23 PM

Bruce Boudreau now has a 1-7 record in Game 7s following Wednesday's loss.

Boudreau has been a great regular season coach with his teams earning a combined 409-192-80 record, but they have often failed to live up to expectations in the playoffs. He has never guided a team to the Stanley Cup Final and thus obviously never won the Cup as a head coach. Part of the reason for that is because his teams have fallen short in big games, such as Wednesday's contest.
Apr 28 - 10:41 AM

After dropping Game 6 on Monday, Anaheim is trying to avoid yet another season ending with a Game 7 defeat.

Anaheim's last three campaigns were finished with a Game 7 loss. "It’s a new team," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. "New time. Every year is different. Every day is different. And we’re looking forward to the game." Still, it is a narrative that the Ducks will have to play under and it's a particularly noteworthy one for Boudreau, who also had difficulty in Game 7s when he was with Washington.
Apr 26 - 4:31 AM

Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau wasn't happy with his team's level of discipline in Game 2 on Sunday.

"Too many penalties for sure," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. "We were just stupid out there. The penalties we take sometimes are so selfish and so dumb." Nashville enjoyed five power plays and converted on one in its 3-2 victory over Anaheim. Corey Perry was charged with two minors for the Ducks while Ryan Getzlaf, Jakob Silfverberg, Ryan Garbutt, and David Perron each accumulated two PIM.
Apr 18 - 5:34 AM

When asked if he ever came close to firing coach Bruce Boudreau during the Ducks' disastrous start to the season, GM Bob Murray said, "I came close to doing lots of things."

Anaheim got off to a 1-7-2 start to the 2015-16 campaign, but they gradually turned their season around before catching fire with a 34-10-5 record in their final 49 games. The Ducks ended up winning the Pacific Division title despite that horrible start. "Lots of them and I’m not going to go into any specifics," Murray continued. "At that point in time, there’s so many things going through your mind. You always feel, ‘I got us into this mess. How I am going to get us out of it?’ Sometimes it’s best to do very little and that’s really what was done." It certainly seemed to work out in this case, although the Ducks will ultimately be judged on their performance in the playoffs.
Apr 13 - 10:28 AM

Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau has an opportunity to hit a milestone against his former team, the Washington Capitals, in their contest on Monday.

Boudreau is just one win away from his 200th with the Anaheim Ducks. With a victory over Los Angeles on Saturday, Boudreau became the fastest coach to 400 wins overall in terms of the number of games coached to get there (663), although he's far from the youngest coach to reach that milestone as he's 61 years old.
Mar 7 - 8:36 AM

Bruce Boudreau became the fastest coach to win 400 games in the NHL.

Boudreau did it in 663 games but at age 61 he certainly is not the youngest to accomplish the feat. Congratulations to Bruce on the accomplishment as the Ducks have gone 25-4-2 in their last 31 games to take over first place in the Pacific Division.
Mar 6 - 6:39 AM

Bruce Boudreau coached in his 330th game for the Anaheim Ducks Friday.

Boudreau has now coached the Ducks longer than the Capitals, his previous team as he coached Washington in 329 games. Boudreau picked up the overtime win on Friday and is 195-98-37 with Anaheim. "It’s flown by very quickly," Boudreau said. "It’s been pretty good. I’m really happy that I’ve been here longer than I was in Washington. I thought I was in Washington forever. That’s a good sign. I just hope it can last longer."
Feb 27 - 5:35 AM

The Anaheim Ducks are in a market for a winger leading up to the trade deadline, but only if they like the price.

"There are a few guys, if the price is reasonable, that could help," Ducks GM Bob Murray said. "I emphasize if the price is reasonable. I’ve given you an indication of what I mean by that. We think there are players who can help us in certain areas. Some of these guys we’d like to have for the future, too." Chicago acquiring Andrew Ladd certainly thins the market for top-six wingers. Anaheim could go after Radim Vrbata, but Vrbata isn't having the best of seasons and he's both in the final season of his contract and 34 years old, so he likely wouldn't be more than a rental.
Feb 26 - 10:20 AM

The Anaheim Ducks are the best team in the NHL since Christmas.

After getting off to a horrible start, the Ducks have finally turned things around and are 18-4-2 since the Christmas break. They just completed a 5-1-1 road trip and are now firmly entrenched in a playoff spot as they are 30-19-8 this season.
Feb 21 - 6:11 AM

The Anaheim Ducks have scored 26 goals in their last seven games.

Finding the back of the net has been a serious challenge for Anaheim for most of the season, so its encouraging to see the Ducks do so well lately. There's plenty of talent in Anaheim so it wouldn't be surprising to see the squad finish the campaign on a high note.
Feb 4 - 10:32 AM

Friday marked the first time in Anaheim's franchise history that it had a game get postponed.

The Ducks were scheduled to play in Washington, but a blizzard prevented that from happening. The challenge now is figuring out when the two squads can makeup the game. Anaheim isn't scheduled to come back to Washington this season. Anaheim does have two more trips scheduled that involve going to the east coast, but there's not really space in either of them to add an extra game without making things really hectic for the Ducks. Perhaps what will end up happening is that Anaheim will travel to Detroit for Saturday's game and then return to Washington to play a matinee on Monday before heading to Boston for Tuesday's contest. The short notice might make it difficult logistically though, especially seeing as the Verizon Center would need to be used Monday night for a Washington Wizards game, which would mean switching the configuration between hockey and basketball quickly.
Jan 23 - 4:40 AM

The Anaheim Ducks start an eight game homestand on Sunday.

It's a good thing the Ducks are in the Pacific Division as they are just two points out of third in the division with 37 points. The Ducks need some wins as they are 13th out of 14 in the Western Conference and are better than only three of the 30 NHL teams. "We can make a big step here by winning a lot of games at home," coach Bruce Boudreau said. They sure can.
Jan 3 - 5:53 AM

GM Bob Murray lashed out at his players.

Murray first talked about how all the off-season moves have not worked out and then said that he was not happy with the veterans "who decided training for this season was optional, thus a poor start." This should either provide a jump start for the Ducks or completely lose the team. We shall see.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 06:18:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Mike Santorelli
4Nate Thompson
LW1David Perron
2Rickard Rakell
3Brandon Pirri
4Shawn Horcoff
RW1Corey Perry
2Jamie McGinn
3Jakob Silfverberg
4Chris Stewart
5Andrew Cogliano
6Ryan Garbutt
D1Sami Vatanen
2Cam Fowler
3Hampus Lindholm
4Kevin Bieksa
5Simon Despres
6Clayton Stoner
7Korbinian Holzer
8Josh Manson
G1John Gibson
2Frederik Andersen