According to a report from Minnesota Wild insider Michael Russo, recently dismissed Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau has been scooped up by Canadian media outlet Sportsnet and will work the network’s broadcast of the NHL Trade Deadline next week.
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Interesting. If you’re a fan of the Wild or if you’ve ever seen Boudreau work a room of media members, you know that this has the potential to be a fantastic move. No one expects Boudreau to be a member of the media for long though, he’ll be back coaching an NHL team the moment he decides to hitch his ride to a new team. But in the meantime, we’ll get more of this:
How can you not love Bruce Boudreau?
In case you missed it, be sure to check out Russo’s exclusive interview with Boudreau in which the latter talks about his firing in Minnesota and his future plans in hockey.
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Check out some of these quotes from Boudreau taken from Russo’s article.
On getting fired:
“It was funny because Bill came in and he shut the door, and as soon as he shut the door, I knew,” Boudreau said. “You just know, right? And he says, ‘I’m going to make a change,’ and I instantly said, ‘Are you firing me?!’ — just like that.
“And he goes, ‘Yes.’ I said, ‘Are you fucking kidding me?’”
On what's next:
“I don’t feel old. I feel young,” Boudreau said. “It’s not like you’re old and you don’t have energy. I’m the first one at work every day, I go in every day on off-days, I’m doing this all the time, thinking hockey all the time, so I feel very young. And anytime you go to a new job, you’re rejuvenated and you work harder.”
On staying in Minnesota:
“But this is our home,” Boudreau said. “I think more than any other team — I thought I dove in pretty good everywhere I went, but I think I delved in more here. Anything anybody asked I did because I just loved this franchise and these fans. It was always pro-Wild, whether it was doing the State Fair appearances or charitable endeavors or doing radio and TV. The one thing about us, everywhere we’ve gone — Mississippi, San Francisco, Lowell, Manchester, Hershey — we move lock, stock and barrel.