WATCH: Bruce Boudreau holds back tears at press conference

WATCH: Bruce Boudreau holds back tears at press conference

Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau was emotional as he spoke to the team about his future on Friday.

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“I would be stupid to say I don’t know what’s going on,” Boudreau said tearfully at a press conference after the morning’s practice session. But like I said, I come to work and I see how great the game is.”

Given the failures of his team, which sits sixth in the Pacific leg, many are wondering if he’s the man for the job of straightening the boat. Rumors about a future dismissal have been piling up for several weeks.

Boudreau still hopes discussions surrounding this situation won’t bother players in the dressing room, although he believes it’s inevitable.

“You know. There’s a lot of media here. There’s my wife calling me and asking, ‘Are you not on the ice? Are you okay?'” Boudreau said of his absence from morning practice before the games against Colorado Avalanche and the Edmonton Oilers on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

He went on to recall how much he loved his job.

“You want the news to get around. So it’s hard not to see her, but I enjoy what I do. What allows me to put those things aside is my love of hockey and my unwavering commitment to my players.

The 68-year-old has served with the Canada side since December 2021 when he took over from Travis Green. His contract was extended by a season last May. Boudreau has over 30 years of coaching experience, including nearly 15 in the National Hockey League.