When the Anaheim Ducks were in the midst of a franchise-record 12-game losing streak, they were not considering firing coach Randy Carlyle. He was even the subject of a public statement of support from general manager Bob Murray, who suggested that the team’s focus was on players stepping up.
However, now finding themselves in another lengthy losing streak of seven games after Saturday’s loss to the Flyers, the Ducks have said enough is enough. Randy Carlyle is out, while Murray will step in on an interim basis.
This wasn't the outcome that Murray had wanted, reports Pierre LeBrun.
With the veteran Ducks caught in the cellar of the Western Conference and the trade deadline looming, it could certainly be an interesting time of change, especially with Murray going full Lou Lamoriello to adopt a hybrid GM-coach position. Here’s how the hockey world reacted.