Randy Carlyle Re-Hired By Anaheim Ducks

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The Anaheim Ducks have amassed 390 regular season wins (43 AVG) over nine seasons since winning the Stanley Cup. They have missed the playoffs just twice since the 2007 win.  In that stretch, the team has bowed out in the first round four times and made it to the Conference Final just once. The latest playoff defeat got Bruce […] READ MORE



Potential Candidates for the Next Leafs Head Coach

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Now that the dust has somewhat settled in Toronto, after Tuesday’s announcement of the firing of coach Randy Caryle, the Maple Leafs have made it clear that they now plan to focus on this season before making any more coaching decisions. With Peter Horachek announced as interim head coach, along with Steve Spott and Steve […] READ MORE


A Rant On Phil Kessel And The Leafs

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The news about Randy Carlyle’s firing by the Toronto Maple Leafs has set off numerous debates regarding the Leafs and their players, most notably star right wing Phil Kessel. Being in Toronto means your every move will be scrutinized and over analyzed, much like in Montreal. With Kessel, it’s no different. Since coming to the Leafs […] READ MORE


Carlyle The Scapegoat For Previous Mistakes of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Fund

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Today, Randy Carlyle finds himself as the ex-coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, fired because according to Senior Vice President and General Manager Dave Nonis, the team played “inconsistently”. In fact, they played like the remnant of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Fund-Brian Burke team. I used to have Toronto Maple Leaf season tickets during the […] READ MORE


Randy Carlyle Fired As Maple Leafs Head Coach

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On Tuesday morning, the Toronto Maple Leafs announced via Twitter that they have relieved head coach Randy Carlyle of his duties. The team has not named a head coach as of now, appointing assistant coaches Steve Spott and Peter Horachek to “handle coaching duties” when the team hosts the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night. There […] READ MORE


Five NHL Coaches That Should Be Fired Before Season’s End

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The common saying in regards to being a head coach in the National Hockey League is that “you are hired to eventually get fired.” Every coach lives through this process, some getting the chance to go through it multiple times over the course of his career. This season has brought some changes to certain teams. The […] READ MORE


Examining Randy Carlyle's Broken Breakout System

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Now that the after-glow that comes from an eight-game winning streak has worn off, having lost five of their last six games, the Toronto Maple Leafs have left their fans questioning their faith in coach Randy Carlyle once again. The Leafs have a very difficult January coming up, when they’ll visit Los Angeles, Anaheim, San […] READ MORE


Is Scratching Jake Gardiner Justified?

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In the leadup to the Toronto Maple Leafs’ game Tuesday against the Colorado Avalanche, it was announced that young defenceman Jake Gardiner would be a healthy scratch for the second night in a row. Gardiner, 24, was recently signed to a brand new 5-year, $20 million contract. The news that Gardiner would sit sent Leaf […] READ MORE


Can the Leafs Change the Course of Failure?

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Just when Leafs fans think their team is on the right track to winning that big game or on the road back to the playoffs, their beloved squad finds a way to blow it. The “18 wheeler” as dubbed by former Leafs GM Brian Burke, has driven off the cliff too many times to count; […] READ MORE