<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”><a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NHLDucks?src=hash”>#NHLDucks</a> have relieved Head Coach Bruce Boudreau of his duties, Executive Vice President/GM Bob Murray announced. <a href=”https://t.co/aFAH2XhR9x”>pic.twitter.com/aFAH2XhR9x</a></p>— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) <a href=”https://twitter.com/AnaheimDucks/status/726083733015523328″>April 29, 2016</a></blockquote>
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Two days after the team was eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Anaheim Ducks Friday fired head coach Bruce Boudreau.
“This was a very difficult decision to make,” said Bob Murray, the team’s executive vice president and general manager. “Bruce is a good coach and character person, and we wish him the best of luck in the future.”
Boudreau has been the team’s coach since Nov. 30, 2011, and had a record of 208-104-40. The team won the Pacific Division title for four straight years — but the team failed to advance in the playoffs — losing the final game of a seven-game playoff series each of the past four years.
The team reached the Western Conference finals last year, but lost to Chicago, which went on to win the Stanley Cup.
Boudreau previously coached the Washington Capitals.
“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,” team owners Henry and Susan Samueli said in a joint statement. “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.”
—City News Service
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