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Randy Carlyle Relieved Of His Duties In Toronto

via the Toronto Maple Leafs,

David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Tuesday morning that head coach Randy Carlyle has been relieved of his duties. Assistant coaches Peter Horachek and Steve Spott will handle coaching duties in the Club’s next game Wednesday night as the Leafs host the Washington Capitals.

The Leafs (21-16-3) are fourth in the Atlantic Division with 45 points, one point ahead of the Boston Bruins for the second Eastern Conference wild-card berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

“I want to thank Randy for all of his hard work and dedication,” said Nonis. “It’s never an easy decision to make when changing your leadership but our team was not trending in the right direction and we felt an immediate change was necessary.”

Hired by the Maple Leafs on March 2, 2012, Carlyle compiled a record of 91 wins, 78 losses, and 19 overtime/shootout losses in 188 games behind the Maple Leafs’ bench. The 58-year-old holds a career NHL coaching record of 364 wins, 260 losses, and 80 overtime/shootout losses in 704 games between the Anaheim Ducks and Toronto.

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Babcock to Toronto craziness overload starts in 3..2..1 GO

Posted by George0211 on 01/06/15 at 10:29 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Unreal.  Who in their right mind would want to fill that vacant coaching position.

Posted by TreKronor on 01/06/15 at 10:38 AM ET

nEgativezEro's avatar

Crap. Now Shanny might bring in a respectable coach, and the Leafs might start to be, *gulp*, good!

Wonder what Dan Bylsma is up to right now?

Posted by nEgativezEro on 01/06/15 at 10:43 AM ET

JimH's avatar

Dallas Eakins is available to return to the organisation!

Posted by JimH from the International Space Station on 01/06/15 at 11:01 AM ET


Who in their right mind would want to fill that vacant coaching position.

Current playoff team with pretty decent talent that simply aren’t coming together?

Yeah, who would want that job?

Posted by Garth on 01/06/15 at 11:07 AM ET

Wings_in_NYC's avatar

Oh man. The rest of the year “Will Babs go to Toronto?” I don’t care what talent they have, it’s a circus up there.

Posted by Wings_in_NYC on 01/06/15 at 11:38 AM ET

Evilpens's avatar

Dan Failsma is being Paid 2 Million dollars this season to pick lint out of his bellybutton & be around wife & kids & if the TML’s are smart they will stay away from him

Posted by Evilpens on 01/06/15 at 11:39 AM ET

Slumpy's avatar

New bench boss in Tuuuuuuuuuraaaaaaaaanta….....

Tiger Williams cheese

Posted by Slumpy from Under My Wheels on 01/06/15 at 12:37 PM ET

jhpcarrier97's avatar

If you have lived more than 50 years you know this is the same record playing over and over again.  Seldom is it the coaches fault but mostly a spoiled bunch of baby pro millionaires wanting to play their own way.  The Leafs were not half bad this year, when they played Carlyles system and worked the defensive game they were successful.  But like most pro teams, including Detroit, it is easy to put out the energy go up the ice and try to score but when it comes to backchecking and scrambling back to prevent a goal….well piss on it, that’s what defense and a goalie are for…NOT.  On our team, Fransen fits that bill.  So what do you do to these players?  take them into the office and slap their wrists… get another player friend to talk to them… reduce their ice time…healthy scratch them….waive them.  Crap none of this works long term, so as a coach you just hope for change, but most want their ice time even if it is for public skating You know pro athletes have a shelf life like anybody else, make as much money as you can in a shortest period, and put out as little energy as possible.  Are you here for the money or the hockey?  Fill your team with Yzermans and you will have success.

Posted by jhpcarrier97 on 01/06/15 at 06:10 PM ET

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