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Is John Anderson the next Bruce Boudreau?

From Mike Brophy of the Hockey News:

John Anderson just may want to send his old pal Bruce Boudreau a thank-you card.

Given Boudreau’s success this season – he was named NHL coach of the year after a lengthy coaching stint in the minors – it made it easy for the Atlanta Thrashers to sign Anderson as their new coach.

Like Boudreau, Anderson has been a great success story in the minors, winning five championships including the American League crown this year with the Chicago Wolves.

Read Brophy’s entire entry here.

It is nice to see Anderson get his shot in the NHL, as he has paid his dues for many years. However, we have to remember that Boudreau’s team has a heck of a lot more talent than Anderson’s does.