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Bruce Boudreau Done In Anaheim


added 12:29pm, Press release is below...

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Anaheim Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray announced today that the club has relieved Head Coach Bruce Boudreau of his duties. Murray will begin the search for a new head coach immediately.

“I would like to thank Bruce for his hard work and dedication to the franchise,” said Murray. “This was a very difficult decision to make. Bruce is a good coach and character person, and we wish him the best of luck in the future.”

Boudreau was named head coach of the Anaheim Ducks on Nov. 30, 2011. He compiled a regular season record of 208-104-40 with Anaheim and helped the franchise to the last four consecutive Pacific Division titles.

“On behalf of the Ducks organization, we would like to express our appreciation to Bruce and his wife Crystal for their commitment to our community,” said Ducks Owners Henry and Susan Samueli. “Bruce led us to four division titles with tremendous passion and pride, and we will always be grateful for his contributions both on and off the ice.”

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WingedRider's avatar

Dumb move but what do I know.

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 04/29/16 at 12:33 PM ET


He’s lost a lot of game 7’s, including one to a very weak Red wings team a few years ago.

Posted by Pasha1277 on 04/29/16 at 12:43 PM ET

Temo's avatar

Hmmm . . . maybe he would make a good assistant coach

Posted by Temo from La Capital, Míchígán on 04/29/16 at 12:44 PM ET


He’s lost a lot of game 7’s, including one to a very weak Red wings team a few years ago.

Posted by Pasha1277 on 04/29/16 at 12:43 PM ET

1-7 in game seven’s.  All of them played at home.  5-8 overall record in the playoffs while being the higher seed in all 13 series.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/29/16 at 01:01 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

His playoss record proves there is something seriously missing in his post-season coaching style/abilities/prep/whatever

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 04/29/16 at 01:06 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

Maybe it has something to do with this:

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/29/16 at 01:21 PM ET

topshelf14's avatar

Fire blash, hire Bruce?

Posted by topshelf14 from Detroit, MI on 04/29/16 at 01:25 PM ET

phillyd's avatar

Not shocked. He’s a good regular season coach but there must be something about his system (goalie save % notwithstanding) that he either can’t adjust the team or something.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 04/29/16 at 01:46 PM ET


Well, for a team like ANA, Kesler, Perry and Getzlaf? That’s a lot of star power, we don’t even have ONE of those guys on our team, and they have a loaded Defense and about 5 excellent forwards… Should be able to accomplish more against the NSH team

Posted by Pasha1277 on 04/29/16 at 01:47 PM ET

Mr. Fnytelhatt's avatar

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/29/16 at 01:21 PM ET

That’s a very interesting chart. I’m now very much looking forward to May 5th when the Jack Adams finalists are announced, because there is a very real possibility that BBD is among them. I’m not an expert or anything but there seems to be quite substantial amounts of statistical data indicating that BBD is an excellent coach who has considerable positive influence on the teams he coaches. If you subscribe to the notion that coaches have any significant effect on their teams’ performances at all.

1-7 looks bad, but his body of work is much larger than that, and by Jove, no coach this side of the salary cap era could have done ANY better than he has so far with his teams - in the regular season of course.

I think BBD’s track record in the postseason is a fluke, that he is a VERY good coach who has had some remarkably bad luck in the low-event postseason, and that the Ducks are making a mistake by firing him.

It makes me happy though, because now the one single reason to like the Ducks is gone. For similar reasons, I hope the Kings fire Sutter as well.

BBD will of course land on his feet. He might have to settle for a less talented team though, for once, which will be interesting to see.

Posted by Mr. Fnytelhatt on 04/29/16 at 01:50 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

That’s a very interesting chart, Herm.

I still say that chart can be attributed to his coaching style come the post-season. What are the chances the play of his goalies consistently declines, while those of the opposition goalies improves, if not for something he is changing in his teams offensive and defensive strategy?

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 04/29/16 at 01:59 PM ET


They may hire a different coach but they won’t hire a better one. Doubtful the new coach has as much success. Ottawa should grab him as fast as they can.

Posted by Puckbubba on 04/29/16 at 03:46 PM ET

mattimeo's avatar

Cute chart, but I disagree. Gibson contributed more to the bad stats with his weak games 1 and 2, but andersen played well the rest of the games of that series. They didn’t lose game 7 because of Andersen.

Posted by mattimeo on 04/29/16 at 05:46 PM ET

awould's avatar

Some players rack up pts in regular season and then shrink in the playoffs. Boudreau is that example as a coach. His body of work is large enough - a coach’s influence isn’t anything tangible so all you have to go on are results. He’s had very good teams underperform in the playoffs enough to where he’s gotta take some of the blame.

Posted by awould on 04/29/16 at 06:10 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

His record in the playoffs is very similar to Brian Murray’s. BM had several teams with good regular seasons and then implode in the playoffs.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 04/29/16 at 07:52 PM ET

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