Bruce Boudreau's time as head coach of the Vancouver Canucks is enter the final hours. The way the situation has been handled from ownership and management has been very poor and it's tough to see how Boudreau has been handling it, getting emotional when speaking with the media and on the bench following Saturday's loss to Edmonton.
After the game, Boudreau told reporters that he hopes it's not his 'last hurrah' and would like to continue coaching as long as he can.
"I don't think there's anybody that loves the game more than me and will miss the game when I'm out of it - and I hope I never get out of it," Boudreau said.
He added, "I used to watch every game, I'm sure I'm gonna watch every game. I want to get back into it somehow, whether it's doing TV again or - I still got the passion to do this. I never missed a practice that wasn't an optional ... so hopefully something works out. I hope this isn't my last hurrah."
The 68-year-old has been coaching in the National Hockey League since 2007 (except the 20-21 season), with the Washington Capitals, Anaheim Ducks, Minnesota Wild and Vancouver Canucks. He currently sits 20th
on the all-time coaching wins list in National Hockey League history with 617 and won the Jack Adams Award in 2008 with Washington.
It's more than likely that Boudreau will sit out the rest of the 2022-23 season, but there should be at least a few openings this summer around the NHL for the Toronto native.Source: theScore