Randy Carlyle staying on as Maple Leafs Head Coach

Randy Carlyle staying on as Maple Leafs Head Coach

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Maple Leaf fans at Maple Leaf Square

Well, this makes no sense on any level. The Toronto Maple Leafs‘ systems under Randy Carlyle have allowed more shots against than any other team over the course of a season.  Think about the worst NHL teams, and then place the Leafs with the likes of: Kessel, JVR, Lupul, Kadri, Phaneuf, Gardiner, Rielly along with some nice complementary pieces and one of the best goaltending tandems in the league. This is a head scratcher for the ages. The Coach and his systems had befallen the talent on the team and allowed the Maple Leafs to play without the puck more than any other team in the history of the game.

The Coach who admitted to the world he had no answers for what was going on this past season, while presiding over a collapse that saw the team go from 9th in the League to the 8th overall draft pick in the span of the month, should not return for the next. The Coach who was completely exasperated, clearly tuned out by the team, while pleading with his group to put in an effort so that debuting starter Drew MacIntyre didn’t get shelled and literally run over by the Florida Panthers, should not return for the next season.

It’s an ominous beginning to the not-so-new era under Brendan Shanahan.

 

503 comments
bigC69
bigC69

so long Mr.Reimer.

mcloki
mcloki

We broke Livefyre didn't we.

steele123
steele123

So I jokingly made a comment to one of my VPs about this and said who do I have to call...he responds with Shanny's cell number...awkward moment of the day.

rustyblades
rustyblades

Please tell me this is a prank. Never been so deflated as a fan. How does someone get rewarded for failure. Great message to their players. 

mlclearwater
mlclearwater

I hear ya'll with the hate and some of your posts are making me laugh pretty hard which hurts cause I just had my nuts snipped. Carlyle deserves some blame and has pissed me off, sure. BUT

This team wants to stop knee jerk reactions, RC hasn't coached 1 full regular season (olympics this year, lock out last), hasn't had the team to support his style, and there are no other stud coaches available (trotz but his style is similar to Carlyle).


Lets all take a breathe, we're used to dumb shit by now and who knows, maybe we're all choking on our chirps when we make the playoffs next year...

mr_hanie
mr_hanie

Hitchcock gets a 1 year extension, while Carlyle gets 2 years. Reminds me of the Floyd Smith GM days, really really sad....

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

@Real_ESPNLeBrun: Had San Jose parted ways with Todd McLellan I suspect things might have played out differently in Toronto...

@Real_ESPNLeBrun: But if you're bringing back Carlyle, you can't have him start the year lame-duck style on the contract front. So no issue with the extension

lukethenuke
lukethenuke

Top today off with a Habs win why dont you hockey gods

Black_Hawk
Black_Hawk

Contract extension don't mean much though, RW got fired jus after signing one remember

traNsplantEdneWfie
traNsplantEdneWfie

Shanny has a plan to get the players Carlyle wants.  Goodbye Kessel!

Black_Hawk
Black_Hawk

I think RC will change some ways and new assistants will help

martyzylstra
martyzylstra

Extending RC means (IMO) that: major changes in player personnel can be expected. 

mcloki
mcloki

mforbes37
Twitter's reaction to the Carlyle news reminds me of Bart slowing down the VCR to the exact moment Ralph Wiggum's heart breaks. #TMLtalk
2014-05-08, 3:15 PM

propagandhi
propagandhi

@LeafsNews this picture needs to become a meme. "leafs extend clarkson" "leafs draw penalty with 2 goal lead in the 3rd" etc...

DJBrianBurke
DJBrianBurke

@steele123 You should give the number to Alec and company and see if they can get an interview.

loomx
loomx

@Jmessih  Nobody is saying it's only Carlyle's fault. Haven't seen a singly person say so.

Lonsmos2
Lonsmos2

Giving Hitchcock a one year extension seemed to suit St Louis If you want to not have a lame duck coach one year would have been better IMO

Black_Hawk
Black_Hawk

I blame the players, don't mind RC

vinfon
vinfon

@traNsplantEdneWfie  Like 6'5" Troy Bodie, guys that can't skate. The Habs have 5 or 6 guys under 5'9', look where they are !

NotInsane
NotInsane

@Black_Hawk  

I'll take the optimistic view as well.  And if it doesn't work out, coaches are the easiest piece to replace in the NHL.  Leafs could replace Carlyle at any moment.

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Hitch has coached twice as long in St. Louis, though.