By Michael Russo (The Athletic)

DELLWOOD, Minn. — Bruce Boudreau went out in public for the first time Sunday afternoon.

Two days after losing his job with the Wild, after sequestering himself inside his Woodbury house for 51 hours, Boudreau walked into the private Tamarack Room at Dellwood Country Club with his wife of nearly 25 years, Crystal, to sit down with The Athletic for his first interview since the blindsiding news was delivered to him Friday morning.

The Boudreaus sat down at a corner table next to a crackling fireplace and in front of a window that faced the gorgeous, snow-covered first tee box and a glassy outdoor ice rink that reminded Boudreau of the one he skated on as a kid.

“I think small ice like that is how children can best develop puck skills,” the former junior star said.

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