Bruce Boudreau Doesn't Stay Unemployed Long; Former Caps Coach Hired by Ducks
Carlyle won the 2007 Stanley Cup as the Ducks coach, but after limping to a 7-13-4 start this season, general manager Bob Murray felt a change was necessary.
Boudreau had tremendous regular season success in Washington but could never get the Caps over the hump in the playoffs. After jumping out to a 7-0 start this season the team slumped in recent weeks, leading to his dismissal.
It will be interesting to see how the Ducks players respond to Boudreau, who is known as a gregarious man, as opposed to Carlyle who was sometimes seen as stiff.
Boudreau's first game as Ducks' coach will be Friday night versus Philadelphia.