Ducks general manager Bob Murray didn’t meet face-to-face with reporters Friday, after the team returned from a 0-4-1 trip that dropped its overall record to a league-worst 1-7-2. He did issue a statement addressing the status of coach Bruce Boudreau, who has been the subject of an endless swirl of speculation.
Said Murray: “I really don’t like commenting on rumors, but I will say this: We were one game away from the Final just five months ago. So while this has been a terrible start, I’m not inclined to make rash changes. I’m going to be patient. That said, we are severely underperforming as a group. I can’t recall a time where the vast majority of our players have underachieved simultaneously, and I fully expect a turnaround.”