It was a tough season, but Boudreau may have proven his value to other teams. Anaheim struggled scoring out of the gate. Instead of waiting for the bounces to start turning their way, Boudreau shifted things around and turned the team into a team that was impossible to score on for a couple of months.
Rollercoaster Season Doomed Anaheim and Boudreau
Anaheim got off to a 1-7-2 start this season and struggled all the way until Christmas came, but responded with an NHL-best 34-10-5 performance after the holiday break. Murray showed patience with Boudreau early this season, instead ripping his players for poor conditioning and for allowing contract distractions to slow their start.
He finishes his time with the organization sporting a 208-104-40 record across five years at the helm. The Ducks qualified for the postseason in each of his final four seasons behind the bench, but an appearance in the Western Conference Final last season marked their best playoff showing.
Anaheim got off to a miserable start to the 2015-16 season due to almost non-existent offensive production for the first couple of months, but Boudreau orchestrated a major turnaround during the second half, leading the team to a Pacific Division title.