The least we can say is that the former head coach of the Wild of Minnesota Bruce Boudreau has not responded well when he was shown the doorlast Friday.
The 65 year-old man has told how he had been fired by the general manager Bill Guerin, in an interview with the website sporting The Athletic, Sunday.
“It was funny, because Bill came into my office and he closed the door. At the time it was closed, I knew, said Boudreau. He told me: “I’ll make a change” and I immediately tell him: “is it me that you congédies?”.”
“He then said “yes” and I replied: “I niaises you?””, continued the one who has more than 11 years of experience behind the bench of a team in the national hockey League (NHL).
The dismissal of Boudreau occurred in the aftermath of a setback of 4 to 3 in penalty kicks in the face to the New York Rangers. The Wild held a two-goal lead in this meeting. However, the formation of the Minnesota had won four of his five previous releases and held a sheet of 26-24-7.
Playing in the final year of his contract, Boudreau was expecting to be shown the door, but the timing of his departure was taken by surprise.
“I don’t know if this would be at the beginning of the year, at Christmas, in the middle of the year or at the end of the season. But, I thought we played really well. Saw that we were in the second week of February, I thought I was safe until the end of the campaign,” explained the native of Toronto.
In a little less than four seasons with the Wild, Boudreau has maintained a record of 158-110-35.
Still not ready for retirement
Despite the bitterness of this revocation, the one who also directed the Ducks of Anaheim and the Washington Capitals has the intention of returning to the NHL.
“I don’t feel old. I feel young, he said. It is not as if I was older and I had more energy. I am the first at work every day, I go to work every day, even holidays. I do it all the time, I think about hockey all the time, so I feel very young. In addition, every time I get a new job, I feel rejuvenated and I work even harder.”