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Bruce Boudreau doesn't appear to feel any ill-will towards Ducks GM Bob Murray following Boudreau's firing.

"Quite frankly, I’m glad Bob did it when he did it and not waited too long," Boudreau said of Murray firing him shortly after Anaheim's elimination from the playoffs. "I thought that was pretty classy. It wasn’t not expected. We expected a lot from us on our team and I expected a lot from me. And we didn’t get to where we wanted to be." Boudreau also appreciated that Murray didn't fire Boudreau earlier in 2015-16 when Anaheim struggled out of the gate. Boudreau also acknowledged that he's been attracting interest now that he's available. He'll probably end up with a new job for the 2016-17 campaign.
May 3 - 8:47 AM

Rickard Rakell highlights a number of free agents who the Ducks will have to make decisions on during the off-season.

Rakell, Brandon Pirri, Hampus Lindholm and Sami Vatanen are restricted free agents, while Shawn Horcoff, Jamie McGinn, David Perron, Mike Santorelli, Chris Stewart and Korbinian Holzer are potential unrestricted free agents. Roster changes are expected to happen, so some of those UFAs could be let go. Rakell will be re-signed after he posted 20 goals and 43 points in 72 games this past campaign.

Frederik Andersen can become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

It's unclear if the Ducks will keep Andersen in the fold with John Gibson ready to be a full-time starter. "Tough to say right now," Andersen said. "I think when the time comes some decisions will be made. I like playing here and all the guys love having me in the net. I like it here, so obviously, I would love to play here." Andersen's previous contract had an annual average value of just $1.15 million.
May 2 - 3:51 PM

Andrew Cogliano doesn't blame former head coach Bruce Boudreau for the Ducks' playoff failures.

"This isn't on Bruce," Cogliano said. "I think a lot of guys need to know where they're at and figure out where we went wrong. A lot of them have been here for a while. I'm not just talking the captains. We don't have a lot of young guys in the lineup. … Today's a much different feeling leaving the rink. In those [previous] years there's been a sense of hope. Today, there's zero feeling like that."
May 1 - 1:14 PM

Frederik Andersen suffered a head injury in late March, and the source was revealed on Saturday.

Andersen said he was struck in the head prior to March 30th's match with Calgary, in which he was pulled just 11:32 into the game after allowed three goals on five shots. He wouldn't play again until April 10th, but would go on to backstop Anaheim's final five postseason games.
Apr 30 - 5:09 PM

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

Rickard Rakell said that coach Bruce Boudreau was not the only one to blame for the Ducks losing their fourth straight Game 7.

The problem with being a coach is that it's easier to fire one coach than get rid of 23 players. "Bruce is a passionate coach and you can’t blame only him for what happened," Rakell told Swedish daily Expressen Friday. "But maybe it’s time to bring in some new energy and an new voice when you have such a good team and lost so many important games in the playoffs." Rakell had a breakthrough season under Boudreau with 20 goals and 43 points in 72 games as he missed the last seven games after undergoing surgery for an appendectomy. Look for Rakell to improve on those numbers next season so draft him accordingly.
Apr 30 - 7:14 AM

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

The Anaheim Ducks have sent Shea Theodore to AHL San Diego.

With the Ducks' playoff run earlier than they would have liked, Theodore will now attempt to aide San Diego in its quest for the Calder Cup. Theodore had three goals and eight points in 19 regular season games with Anaheim in 2015-16.
Apr 29 - 10:25 AM

Chris Wagner has been sent to AHL San Diego.

This is a chance for Wagner to extend his season given that the Anaheim Ducks have been eliminated from the playoffs. He had four goals and six points in 43 games between Anaheim and Colorado this season.
Apr 29 - 10:23 AM

Corey Perry will suit up for Team Canada at the World Hockey Championships.

The Worlds start in May and they will be held in Russia. Perry is available to go because the Ducks were knocked out of the playoffs after their opening round loss to the Predators. The 30-year-old finished the season with 34 goals and 62 points in 82 games in 2015-16.
Source: The Score
Apr 28 - 10:03 PM

With the Ducks' playoff run now over, they will have to decide what to do with David Perron.

Anaheim acquired David Perron from Pittsburgh in January, but now his four-year, $15.25 million contract is over. Perron wasn't particularly productive with the Penguins, but he meshed well with Anaheim, scoring eight goals and 20 points in 28 regular season games. Unfortunately he suffered a shoulder injury which prevented him from playing in the regular season after March 20 and though he returned for the playoffs, he might not have been 100%. Still, his strong performance with the Ducks prior to the injury might be enough to warrant signing him to an extension.
Apr 28 - 10:46 AM

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

Hampus Lindholm had an assist in a 2-1 loss to Nashville in Game 7 Wednesday night.

Lindholm had no goals and three assists in Anaheim's seven-game playoff run. During the regular season he recorded 10 goals and 28 points in 80 contests.
Apr 28 - 10:36 AM

Jakob Silfverberg registered an assist in the Ducks' 2-1 loss to Nashville in Game 7 on Wednesday.

With that Silfverberg finished the Ducks' playoff run with five assists in seven games. He had 20 goals and 39 points in 82 contests during the regular season.
Apr 28 - 10:31 AM


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