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Randy Carlyle Returns To Anaheim

06/14/2016 at 8:50pm EDT

from Eric Stephens of the OC Register,

In an attempt to sit atop hockey’s mountaintop again, the Ducks have turned back to the coach who made that climb the first time.

The team officially hired Randy Carlyle as its coach Tuesday, giving the Stanley Cup winner a second stint with the franchise. Carlyle succeeds Bruce Boudreau, who ironically took Carlyle’s place behind the Ducks’ bench in the fall of 2011....

Ducks general manager Bob Murray took six full weeks with his coaching search, ultimately going with someone he knows all too well that has a proven NHL resume instead of handing his team over to Travis Green, who had two impressive interviews but doesn't have experience at hockey's highest level.

"What we were looking for over that time was somebody to come in that has a winning record and a winning background," Murray said. "Somebody that will hold players accountable, and knows how to hold players accountable. Somebody that will have instant respect the minute he walks into the room. Going forward, we kept looking for that.

"I know, in my heart, this is the right move at this time for this hockey team. Randy is back, and I welcome him back."

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