It didn't take long for former Washington Capitals head coach Bruce Boudreau to find another job. The struggling Anaheim Ducks have hired Boudreau to replace Randy Carlyle as their head coach, announcing the news in a press release.
"This was an extremely difficult decision," said Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. "Randy is a terrific head coach, and did a tremendous job for us for six-plus seasons. We thank him greatly for his hard work and dedication to our franchise, not the least of which was a Stanley Cup championship. At this time, we simply felt a new voice was needed. Bruce is a proven winner with a great track record, and we are optimistic we can turn this season around under his leadership."
The Ducks had lost seven in a row and nine of their last 10 before winning, 4-1, over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday. Boudreau was let go by the Capitals on Monday in favor of Dale Hunter. At the time, GM George McPhee said the Capitals "stopped responding" to Boudreau.