Hockey fans might know Bruce Boudreau best from his fiery speech documented during HBO's 24/7 sports series in 2010.
Football fans might remember seeing Vikings coach Mike Zimmer in a similar spotlight before he landed in Minnesota. Zimmer was featured on HBO's Hard Knocks in 2009 as Cincinnati's fiery and hard-nosed defensive coordinator that often delivered these spirited profanity-filled speeches.
The two are also known for the way they care for their players. They both share similar personalities that have been well-documented on camera. Athletes enjoy playing for them. Both also patiently worked their way up through the coaching ranks before getting an opportunity as a top-level head coach. Many of the Vikings tout Zimmer as a great coach and an even better person who would do anything for his players. The same has been said about Boudreau. Does this mean Boudreau could be the next Zimmer?