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?

Jason Gonzalez