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  • Ducks reflect on Boudreau's impact, firing, and moving forward

    Jen Neale at Puck Daddy3 hrs ago

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- On Friday, Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray called out his players for forcing his hand when it came to firing Bruce Boudreau. 

    It was a move that didn't appear to catch anyone on the Ducks roster by surprise.

    “I think losing that Game 7 was, you know, the nail in the coffin," said Ryan Kesler at the team's breakout day. "It's obviously tough to see your coach fired. I think the onus goes on us. It was a tough year. It was a tough year for everyone I think."

    Ending his first year on the Ducks, Kevin Bieksa concurred.

    "There’s always change," he said. "When there’s disappointment, when there’s high expectations there could be change right away."

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