- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 1, 2011

It didn’t take long for Bruce Boudreau to find a new job after getting fired as Washington Capitals coach. It also didn’t take long for Bob Woods to find a new job after getting fired as assistant coach.

Boudreau got the gig at the Anaheim Ducks coach late Wednesday night, and Woods was added to his staff Thursday, two sources with knowledge of the situation told The Washington Times.

It seemed like a foregone conclusion when Anaheim fired Randy Carlyle and all of his assistants. The Ducks immediately announced that Brad Lauer was part of Boudreau’s staff, promoted from their minor league affiliate in Syracuse. But with Woods out of a job following the Caps’ loss Tuesday, he was the logical choice to go West with Boudreau.

“They’re probably pretty happy today where they’re going,” Caps assistant coach Dean Evason said. “At the end of the day, hopefully you believe that good people will get another opportunity. And certainly they did.”


Boudreau led his first practice Thursday morning, and he, Woods and Lauer will be behind the bench Friday night as the Ducks host the Philadelphia Flyers.