A Smart Head Coach: Bruce Boudreau
Bruce Boudreau by no means is an amateur. His accomplishments in coaching include an ECHL championship with the Mississippi Sea Wolves in 1999, a AHL Calder Cup championship in 2006 with the Hershey Bears, a Jack Adams award with the Washington Capitals in 2008, followed by a Presidents Trophy with the Caps in 2009.
After Boudreau couldn’t get past the 2nd round of the playoffs with the Capitals, he was fired only to be hired on as head coach with the Anaheim Ducks just days later. But after four straight seasons of losing in a game 7 in the playoffs, the Ducks parted ways with him as well.
Boudreau’s newest gig has been with the Minnesota Wild. He has continued his trend of being a great regular season coach and it’s to be determined whether he can get it done with the Wild in the post season.
Based on Boudreau’s history in the playoffs, they do not pass this part of the test.