Over the weekend, two NHL teams announced new head coaches.
The Minnesota Wild announced Bruce Boudreau will be their new head coach. Boudreau was fired by the Anaheim Ducks on April 29, two days after the Ducks lost another home Game 7 to the Nashville Predators. Minnesota was also eliminated in the first round, playing under interim head coach (and former Chicago assistant) John Torchetti.
Boudreau has been fired twice after failing to get high profile teams over the hump in the postseason, and he hasn’t waited long for work in either situation. After he was fired by the Washington Capitals early in the 2010-11 season, Boudreau was hired by the Ducks after being unemployed for only two days.
The Wild are hosting a press conference to formally introduce Boudreau on Tuesday.
Also this weekend, the Ottawa Senators announced Guy Boucher will be their new head coach. Ottawa will host a press conference on Monday afternoon to introduce Boucher; he will replace Dave Cameron, who was fired on April 12.
Boucher, 44, coached the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Eastern Conference finals in 2010-11, his first season with the team. Despite a 97-78-20 overall record, he was fired by Tampa Bay midway through the 2012-13 season. He most recently coached SC Bern in Switzerland for parts of three seasons before he was fired in November.