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Randy Carlyle Gets A Contract Extension In Toronto

from the Toronto Maple Leafs,

Toronto Maple Leafs management, led by Senior Vice President and General Manager David Nonis with input and support from team president Brendan Shanahan, extended the contract of head coach Randy Carlyle by two years on Thursday after a thorough team review following the end of the 2013-14 season. Nonis announced at the same time that assistant coaches Dave Farrish, Scott Gordon and Greg Cronin would not return to the team next season.

“It was important, after a disappointing end to the season and the arrival of Brendan as team president, to conduct a thorough review of the organization as we continue the work of building a winning tradition and culture for the Maple Leafs,” said Nonis. “That process started with the head coach, and as we analyzed it, we decided together that Randy Carlyle was the right person to lead this team. In Randy we know that we have a leader who has enjoyed a high level of success as both a player and a coach, including a Stanley Cup championship. It was important that the positives Randy brings to our team were not overshadowed by a finish to the season that we all must take responsibility for.”


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Paul's avatar

Toronto media, print, web, radio and TV now has two months of material to discuss.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/08/14 at 03:05 PM ET

SYF's avatar

This should just about make the Tronna media STFU on making any more garbage about Babcock coaching the Laffs.  Unfortunately, they’ll find a way.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 05/08/14 at 04:19 PM ET

SYF's avatar

From the Toronto Sun’s comment section:

uhnwmb • an hour ago
The only reason Carlyle is still around is because the current crop of available coaches suck. With Babcock coming off contract next year, look for Shanny to make a move on him. Regardless of whether or not the Leafs have success next season. FACT.

Yeah, it’s not just the Tronna media.  It’s their fans who equally delusional, too.  [sigh]

I should know better.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 05/08/14 at 04:29 PM ET

shanetx's avatar

I like the idea that putting “FACT.” after a hair brained theory makes it better.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 05/08/14 at 04:31 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

The Toronto media look idiotic again.


Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 05/08/14 at 04:51 PM ET

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