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Catching up with Boudreau

Tuesday, 07.8.2014 / 11:54 AM PT / News
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Catching up with Boudreau
"In the last couple of years, we thought we were a threat. [Kesler] makes us a bona fide threat to become an elite team."
By AJ Manderichio
AnaheimDucks.com

While not on the ice during the week-long Ducks Prospect Development Camp, Head Coach Bruce Boudreau spent his time keeping a watchful eye on the young players. We caught up with him to get his take on the offseason moves.

On his offseason
“I really haven’t settled into the offseason yet. You have the draft, and you’re watching hockey until June 15, and now we’re at the summer camp. The summer season, or the offseason, usually starts when this is over. In today’s game, the summer gets shorter and shorter. We’ll be ready to get back at it in August.”

On observing prospect camp
“The biggest thing is you’ve never seen the draft guys, so it’s interesting to see them after you’ve talked to them. The second thing is you see the guys who were here last year, and you see how much bigger, stronger and improved they are. Those things are real eye openers for the coach.”

On the Ryan Kesler trade
“Obviously, as a coach, you’re sitting there saying ‘That’s a great deal.’ I loved Nick Bonino and ‘Sbis’ (Luca Sbisa), but you’re getting a top-flight guy that can give Getzy (Ryan Getzlaf) a rest every now and then. It gives you strength down the middle. I’ve never coached a team in the NHL that’s had a second-line center that you’re going to have with Ryan Kesler. It’s a great [acquisition], and it gets you excited.

In the last couple of years, we thought we were a threat. This makes us a bona fide threat to become an elite team.”

On being at the NHL Draft
“It’s tremendously exciting to watch [the draft picks] coming down the aisles and just remembering what it was like when you were drafted. You see their parents and you get a chance to talk to them all, and they’re on Cloud 9. It’s the biggest day in the lives of both the parents and young men coming up. It’s really a great time.

The hardest part is watching kids who don’t get drafted when they come to the draft. That’s sometimes not as easy.”

On Clayton Stoner
“He’s a big, fairly young, solid guy that brings toughness plus a little bit of offensive ability. Watching the playoffs and watching Clayton hit guys and take no prisoners and making plays, I thought this guy would be a really good addition for our team.”

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 57 36 17 4 158 130 76
2 DAL 54 34 15 5 174 145 73
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 53 32 18 3 146 124 67
5 SJS 52 28 20 4 149 138 60
6 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
7 COL 57 28 25 4 153 158 60
8 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
9 MIN 53 23 20 10 130 130 56
10 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
11 ARI 53 24 23 6 139 163 54
12 CGY 52 24 25 3 138 151 51
13 WPG 53 24 26 3 137 151 51
14 EDM 55 21 29 5 133 166 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 49 5 35 9 40
C. Perry 53 21 17 -4 38
R. Rakell 50 13 15 -3 28
R. Kesler 53 11 15 -8 26
S. Vatanen 53 6 19 -1 25
C. Stewart 47 8 10 2 18
J. Silfverberg 53 6 12 -2 18
A. Cogliano 53 6 11 -9 17
H. Lindholm 52 6 8 -6 14
C. Fowler 40 3 9 -10 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 11 8 6 .920 2.30
J. Gibson 12 8 2 .917 2.13

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