The latest Anaheim Ducks’ defeat – one in which they lost despite going up three goals in the first period – has elicited three types of responses from hockey fans.
1. Some say “Aw, poor Bruce Boudreau.”
2. Others laugh at his misfortune.
3. Many opt for both.
That 4-3 loss to the Dallas Stars, particularly losing even a standings point thanks to Antoine Roussel‘s late goal, could probably be summed up by this.
How does Boudreau feel, though? Is he furious? Maybe he’s making excuses?
No, it seems like he’s a combination of defeated and bewildered.
“It’s a 3-0 lead. You should not lost a game like that,” Boudreau said, according to the Ducks. “We won’t sugarcoat it – it’s demoralizing.”
Despite closing off a back-to-back game tonight (and a third period in which the Stars generated a 17-2 shot advantage), Boudreau insisted that it wasn’t a matter of running out of gas.
This post briefly discusses why Boudreau might deserve more time despite many calling for his head, yet quotes like these do indeed make you wonder if he’s losing his wits.
After a night like this, Boudreau’s seat is likely quite a bit hotter, so we’ll need to wait and see what happens.
For more on the loss, click here.