Former Capitals head coach Bruce Boudreau spoke with Washington early on during their coaching search, per The Athletic’s Tarik El-Bashir. Bruce and wife Crystal have moved back to the area as well. But, according to El-Bashir, Boudreau is not currently in the running for the Caps’ vacant head coaching job, “at least not at the moment”.
The Seattle Kraken need a head coach while Dallas, San Jose, and Calgary all currently have interim bench bosses. Boudreau is being linked to his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs as a possible assistant coach. The Leafs shed two of their assistants over the summer, Paul McFarland and Andrew Brewer.
In an interview on the ESPN On Ice podcast, Boudreau addressed all those rumors and revealed that he hopes he gets another shot as an NHL head coach sooner rather than later. Gabby was fired from his most recent position as head coach of the Minnesota Wild on Valentine’s Day by Minnesota Wild GM Bill Guerin. Now he’s serving as an analyst on NHL Network.