The Ducks did what most fans have been asking for, and that is firing Randy Carlyle. They announced it tonight a few hours after their 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadians.
Carlyle has been the Ducks head coach for the past 6 seasons, where he led them to a a Stanley Cup in 2007, 5 playoff appearances and a 273-182-61 record as head coach. Carlyle has been a pretty solid coach, but recently he has been nothing but mediocre. Last season was incredibly disappointing as the Ducks were dominated by the Predators. This season has been nothing short of dreadful.
Bruce Boudreau was with the Capitals since the 2007-2008 season. He compiled a 201-88-40 record with the Capitals and was the 2007-08 NHL coach of the year. In his 5 seasons, he led the Capitals to 4 division titles, 4 playoff appearances a Presidents Trophy and an Eastern Conference title.
Yeah, he was unable to lead the Capitals to a Stanley Cup even though “he had the best player in the world”. But like Herb Brooks said “I’m not looking for the best players, I’m looking for the right ones”
I think Boudreau is what the Ducks need. He can get the Ducks in gear and get back on the winning side. They need someone to kick their a*ses up and down the ice.
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