Wild GM Chuck Fletcher, who did his best to get in front of the Bruce Boudreau line of suitors, appears to be in waiting mode.

Boudreau, the former coach of the Anaheim Ducks, is expected to interview with the Ottawa Senators on Friday. The Senators have also interviewed several other strong candidates, including Mike Yeo twice, Randy Carlyle, Marc Crawford and Guy Boucher.

Just sayin', don't be shocked if Boudreau desires a chance to coach Ottawa over Minnesota. Boudreau is from Toronto, his mom lives in St. Catharines and he has a daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter who live … in Ottawa.

This is why there was zero chance Fletcher could dissuade Boudreau from even interviewing in Ottawa.

This doesn't mean Boudreau is offered the Ottawa job. But if Boudreau has the choice between the two jobs, the lure of being so close to family could sway him over simply money.

Michael Russo