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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Randy Carlyle Fired by the Maple Leafs

As Habs fans, how do you feel to see one of our rivals fire their coach.

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.


Tara Marie said...

truthfully, I think Randy did more for the leafs organization than any body has done in recent years. It's a shame to see a good coach let go because the players can not work as a team. Same ole Toronto management....dont want to face the reality so they fire the one guy that faces it with a smile and handshake. Good luck to Mr. Carlyle where ever he may land. Bad move Toronto, bad move.

Bradbury Carl said...

Another good coach bites the dust. Should fired Nonis , kessel and that pylon thing that suppose to play defence. Best of luck Randy. Wish we could fit u in with Habs.

Damien McLeod said...

I am a a true Habs fan, but honestly, this guy did a lot for the leafs, really more than those crybabies that call themselves professional hockey players and that you got as a ??? Team ??? in Toronto.

Eli Ittoshat said...

Who cares Leafs sucks anyways

Gary Murray said...

Laugh. Now for Homer Simpson aka Claude Julien. Carlyle didn't have much to work with though, and Kessel, Princess Phaneuf etc.. are a cancer.