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Carlyle 'emotional' after Ducks firing

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10:32 AM ET 12.04 | Randy Carlyle, who coached the Ducks to the Stanley Cup title in 2007 but was fired Wednesday because of the team's prolonged struggles, said Saturday he has been traveling "an emotional road" since his dismissal and will take a brief fishing trip to Northern California before considering his hockey future. "I was given my first opportunity to coach in the NHL and I was able to coach great players. I was supported wholeheartedly by management. The event was unfortunate, but what happened, overall, was positive." Carlyle said he felt he and assistants Dave Farrish and Mike Foligno had "emptied the tank" in trying to find ways to get their message across to players. Farrish and Foligno were fired too. "It wasn't like we were doing the same thing we had done the year before or the year before that," Carlyle said. "I thought we'd softened in a lot of ways because the situation was so intense that we felt they didn't need more pressure. You make decisions and you live with them."

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December 4, 2011  10:42 AM ET

You'll get paid till July 1, 2013 Randy. Take some time off and recharge your batteries. You can count on some head coaching jobs becoming open at the end this season and the next.

December 4, 2011  10:50 AM ET

Hey, why are they running a picture of Bruce Boudreau?

December 4, 2011  10:50 AM ET

Hey, why are they running a picture of Claude Julien?

December 4, 2011  10:52 AM ET

Hey, why are they running a picture of Barry Trotz?

December 4, 2011  10:57 AM ET
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Hey, why are they running a picture of Bruce Boudreau?

Hey, why are they running a picture of Claude Julien?

Nice.

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December 4, 2011  12:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Hey, why are they running a picture of Bruce Boudreau?

I love all photos of Brucie the blue on ice in his skates.His belly sticks out past the toes on side angles

December 4, 2011  12:45 PM ET

Re comments 3,4, and 5 nice hat trick Hat.

December 4, 2011  12:54 PM ET

You see that Miller got run over in the crease last night? He took care of business himself this time. Lindy was outraged that they only got a one minute powerplay out of it and I agree with him. The league needs to step up and start defending the goalies or at least eliminate the instigator penalty after contact with a goaltender.

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December 4, 2011  02:13 PM ET
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I'm not sure when goalies turned into such a band of Sally's, but I don't remember forwards venturing into the crease very often when I was a youngster. Billy Smith and some of the others back in the day would carve you up like a Thanksgiving Turkey if they found you where you didn't belong.

When I was a kid playing goal (no, I wasn't very good) I modeled myself after Gump Worsely. The crease was my soveriegn territory and the opposition ventured there at their own risk. I drew a few penalties, but they got the idea. Of course back then you knew your team would come to help you if someone wanted to fight. Now they are all afraid of the stupid instigator penalty.

December 4, 2011  02:16 PM ET

Carlyle wasn't/isn't the problem in Anaheim. The Ducks went south when they lost Burke, and replaced him with an **** covering useless ****. Randy is a norris trophy winning, stanley cup winning coach - one of few in our world that has actually paid his dues..

December 4, 2011  02:22 PM ET
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Carlyle wasn't/isn't the problem in Anaheim. The Ducks went south when they lost Burke, and replaced him with an **** covering useless ****. Randy is a norris trophy winning, stanley cup winning coach - one of few in our world that has actually paid his dues..

I was thinking when they took Mighty out the Ducks, everything went to Hell..

December 4, 2011  02:30 PM ET
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I was thinking when they took Mighty out the Ducks, everything went to Hell..

Bring back the wild wing, get Emilio to coach - bring in his bro Charlie, for inspirational talks about winning. I'm certain Murray's considering it.

December 4, 2011  02:31 PM ET
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Carlyle wasn't/isn't the problem in Anaheim. The Ducks went south when they lost Burke, and replaced him with an **** covering useless ****. Randy is a norris trophy winning, stanley cup winning coach - one of few in our world that has actually paid his dues..

But you have to admit that it is very weird to have a team with that much offensive punch and a half decent goalie go on such a horrible run of losing.

December 4, 2011  02:36 PM ET
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You see that Miller got run over in the crease last night? He took care of business himself this time. Lindy was outraged that they only got a one minute powerplay out of it and I agree with him. The league needs to step up and start defending the goalies or at least eliminate the instigator penalty after contact with a goaltender.

At least the Buffalo`s responded To Tootoo`s hit unlike a few weeks back ..

December 4, 2011  02:48 PM ET
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But you have to admit that it is very weird to have a team with that much offensive punch and a half decent goalie go on such a horrible run of losing.

One line + Teemu isn't that impressive. Lydman is not Pronger, Fowler isn't Niedemeyer, and Hiller still isn't right. Remember when Murray traded Bryzgalov to go with Giuguere?!!?

December 4, 2011  03:02 PM ET

Next stop Winnipeg

 
December 4, 2011  03:32 PM ET
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When I was a kid playing goal (no, I wasn't very good) I modeled myself after Gump Worsely. The crease was my soveriegn territory and the opposition ventured there at their own risk. I drew a few penalties, but they got the idea. Of course back then you knew your team would come to help you if someone wanted to fight. Now they are all afraid of the stupid instigator penalty.

You modeled yourself after the Gumper whatcha do get a crewcut and a beerbelly(yes I know it's a scotch belly)



What is it with all the former goalies on here explains why kinger is on here with his man-love of goalies

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