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Friedman: Boudreau Damaged By HBO’s ’24/7′

Friedman: Boudreau Damaged By HBO’s ’24/7′
Chris Nichols

Elliotte Friedman was on Toronto’s Sportsnet 590 on Monday afternoon.

As part of a larger discussion on Bruce Boudreau and his potential future with the Anaheim Ducks following their elimination from the playoffs:

“I think the lack of respect he gets – to me, it’s craziness. His record – it’s not perfect, but if you put it up and down with the other coaches in the NHL, it’s pretty good.”

Also:

“We all loved the 24/7, but if you get portrayed in a certain way there it’s damaging. It was damaging for Ilya Bryzgalov and I thought it was damaging for Bruce Boudreau.

Damaging for Randy Carlyle too.

“Yes. Yes. I agree with that. I think it can really damage you.

“I love it. I love the access. I wish we got more of that access. I think if you get portrayed in that show in a certain way, it creates an impression that’s very difficult to get rid of.

“I mean, the bottom line is if you look at Todd McLellan, who just got hired by the Edmonton Oilers – Boudreau’s resume is just as good.”

Also:

“I’m not 100 percent convinced he’s not getting (fired). I don’t know. I don’t know. I’m just saying that I know the relationship there is not great between Murray and Boudreau.

“I think it would be crazy. I think Murray would be smart to wait one more year and just see how this group does and how he does with them. But I know that their relationship isn’t great, so that always complicates things.”

Source: Sportsnet 590/ Transcript: Nichols

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Chris Nichols

Chris has written about both hockey and fantasy hockey for a number of media outlets over the last 14 years, including a combined decade with Sportsnet.ca and ESPN.com. He launched NicholsOnHockey.com in February of 2014. An aversion to wearing socks sparked a move from his hometown of Edmonton to San Diego, California in the mid-'90s, and the Oilers have not won a Cup in his absence.

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