Boudreau is Back in the NHL

Photo By Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Photo By Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

It never takes long for former Vancouver Canucks, Minnesota Wild, Anaheim Ducks, and Washington Capitals former head coach Bruce Boudreau to find work after being let go from a job.

That was proven once again on Thursday, February 9, when Bruce rejoined the NHL Network as an analyst. He has an interesting schedule for the rest of this week:

  • Was on NHL Tonight on Thursday, February 10, at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Will be on NHL Live at 6:00 p.m. ET on Friday, February 10
  • Will be a studio analyst for the Network’s coverage of the Seattle Kraken-New York Rangers game
  • Will be on NHL Tonight on Saturday, February 11, at 12:30 p.m. ET

The fact that Bruce is joining the NHL Network should be more than welcome news for not only the Network itself but for all hockey fans. For starters, Boudreau has done it all when it comes to hockey.

Boudreau has played, coached, broadcasted, ran hockey schools, own junior teams, and much, much more when it comes to the game we all love. The man breathes hockey.

Secondly, his knowledge of the game knows no bounds. Bruce knows the game inside and can provide astute analysis of players, coaches, systems, teams, and everything else that is related to the game.

Bruce also loves everything about hockey. Heck, he even wrote a book along with Tim Leone that explained just how deep his passion for the sport goes.

It is also nice to see him land on his feet after the Canucks mistreated him and then fired him. That was a fiasco that did not need to happen and one that made the Canucks look extremely bad, which was more than well-deserved.

Lastly, Bruce happens to be one of my hockey idols. I have always admired his experience, knowledge, and passion for the sport, so to see him back in the game in any capacity certainly brings a smile to my face.

Speaking of smiling, I bet that no one is smiling as big as Bruce now that he gets to go back to talking about the game he loves a few nights a week.

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Patrick Hoffman

Patrick covers the NHL for Inside The Rink. He has previously covered the league for The Ultimate Hockey Fan Cave, WTP Sports,, Kukla’s Korner, Spector’s Hockey, NHL Network Radio blog,, The Fourth Period, Stan Fischler’s “The Fischler Report”, as well as a slew of others.

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