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Senators, Wild both in talks with Bruce Boudreau

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The Ottawa Senators and the Minnesota Wild, whom have both fired their coaching staff already this post season, are reportedly in talks with recently relieved of duties head coach Bruce Boudreau.

Boudreau who had been coaching the Anaheim Ducks was let go of his position after the club failed to make it out of the First Round of the playoffs.

This season Boudreau lead the Ducks to a 46-25-11 record earing the club a First Round playoff match up against the Nashville Predators that was forced to a Game 7, in which Anaheim lost 2-1 on Wednesday, April 27th. Shortly thereafter the club relieved the head coach of his duties with the team, citing him as part of the problem with their team’s lackluster performance.

Last season he lead the Ducks to a 51-24-7 regular season performance and saw the team make it to the third round of the playoffs. With roster changes from forwards to goaltending in recent years the Ducks were one of the last remaining teams to win the cup in the last decade to still be looking to make a playoff push before the Predators eliminated them.

Being that Boudreau is being so highly sought after just a short time from being removed from his position the question begs…

Has the salary cap era turned parity into the lack of dynasty era? The Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, and LA Kings were all eliminated in the first round, and the only team that has won the Stanley Cup in the last decade that remains are the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Earlier today the Calgary Flames let their Head Coach Bob Hartley go as well, could they to be entering the mix for Bruce Boudreau in #BoudreauWatch?

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