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Bruce Boudreau: 'I always had the sense that something was going to happen unless we actually won the Cup'

OC Register (By ERIC STEPHENS) — Bruce Boudreau knew when the final seconds ticked off and another Game 7 home loss was in the books that his future as coach of the Ducks was in jeopardy.Two days later, Boudreau was officially out of a job. Given that his team was expected to...
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Frederik Andersen, other Ducks free agents could be elsewhere next season

OC Register (By ELLIOTT TEAFORD) — Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen couldn’t say Saturday what happens next. He’s eligible to become an unrestricted free agent July 1, which means the Ducks have the right to re-sign him or match any offer to him from one of the NHL’s other 29...
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Whicker: Ducks were too thin-skinned in playoffs

OC Register (By MARK WHICKER) — They say pressure creates diamonds. In Anaheim, pressure created pressed Duck.The Ducks were supposed to be Stanley Cup finalists, at the very least. They had gone from first-rounders to second-rounders to conference finalists the past three...
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Ducks' Murray has to figure things out

OC Register (By ERIC STEPHENS) — ANAHEIM – The coach is no longer around and the general manager, in a slow burn address Friday after his big decision, sounded as if it was the actions of his players that drove him to make sure the coach was no longer around.A new coach for the...
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Miller: Bruce Boudreau takes the fall, but Ducks' core players aren't off the hook

OC Register (By JEFF MILLER) — ANAHEIM – Bruce Boudreau is gone but everyone else is still here, and maybe this first step in the latest progression of the Ducks suddenly doesn’t feel like a step forward at all.In a move that was as predictable as this team losing a Game 7,...
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Ducks players accept some of the blame for Coach Bruce Boudreau's firing

OC Register (By JANIS CARR) — It didn’t take long for the news of Coach Bruce Boudreau’s firing to reach the Ducks players and some reacted by shouldering some of the blame.“Bruce is a passionate coach and you can’t blame only him for what happened,” center Rickard...
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Ducks GM Bob Murray: 'We have a list' of coaching candidates; here's who could be on it

OC Register (By ELLIOTT TEAFORD) — ANAHEIM – General Manager Bob Murray said he's “not in a hurry whatsoever” when it comes to hiring a coach to replace Bruce Boudreau, who was fired Friday morning, two days after the Ducks' fourth consecutive defeat in a Game 7 at Honda Center....
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Ducks fire Bruce Boudreau as coach after five seasons

OC Register (By ERIC STEPHENS) — The Ducks on Friday announced that they have fired Bruce Boudreau as their coach.“I would like to thank Bruce for his hard work and dedication to the franchise,” Ducks general Bob Murray said in a statement. “This was a very difficult decision...
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Analysis: Bruce Boudreau an obvious place for Ducks' blame, but plenty of players are culpable, too

OC Register (By ERIC STEPHENS) — ANAHEIM – The look of dejection was palpable and all too familiar. Some Ducks had already escaped into other areas of their sanctuary within Honda Center, while others sat at their lockers, wearing forlorn looks as they slowly shed their gear.It...
  • 4 days ago

Miller: Ducks face hard decisions after another Game 7 loss

OC Register (By JEFF MILLER) — ANAHEIM – Another early deficit, another night of chasing an opponent and a past, another sold-out Honda Center feeling impossibly empty. Another Game 7. Another loss. Yes, the Ducks did it again, did it again by not doing it again. For the fourth...
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Whicker: Not a sequel the Ducks wanted to be a part of

OC Register (By MARK WHICKER) — ANAHEIM – Only 25 NHL teams have failed to come to Anaheim and win a Game 7. Barring expansion, that job should be finished by 2041.By which time the Honda Center will be a new-age church sanctuary, and another palace will be the scene of the...
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Ducks' leading scorer Corey Perry held goal-less in seven-game loss to Predators

OC Register (By ELLIOTT TEAFORD) — ANAHEIM – The pregame warmup was almost complete and only a handful of Ducks and Nashville Predators remained on the ice before Game 7 of their first-round playoff series Wednesday at Honda Center. Ducks right wing Corey Perry was among the last to...
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Ducks season ended by Predators: Instant analysis

OC Register (By TODD HARMONSON) — ANAHEIM - The Ducks' season ended in a Game 7 loss at home for the fourth consecutive season. And while it wasn't the debacle that fans at Honda Center witnessed in previous seasons, the 2-1 loss to the Predators on Wednesday had precisely the same...
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Final: Predators ride Pekka Rinne to 2-1 win as Ducks suffer another Game 7 elimination

OC Register (By ERIC STEPHENS) — ANAHEIM – The preseason pick by many to play for the Stanley Cup and even pass the silver chalice never got within shouting distance of it, trudging dejectedly off the ice just like previous versions did. Game 7 is the bogeyman that terrorizes the...
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Physical defenseman Clayton Stoner returns for Ducks in Game 7

OC Register (By ERIC STEPHENS) — ANAHEIM – Clayton Stoner made his first appearance in these Stanley Cup playoffs – in a winner-take-all Game 7.The veteran defenseman drew in for the Ducks as they battled against the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night at Honda Center to see...
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