Not My Head Coach?

By Michael Walters The Anaheim Ducks have picked up their play recently, but only earned one win in their last four games. They beat Nashville in overtime, but since then lost three games in a row. Anaheim was blown out by Vegas and then lost the next two games in overtime to Toronto and Colorado.…

Ducks Extend Carlyle, Let MacLean Walk

By Michael Walters The Anaheim Duck announced today that they have given head coach Randy Carlyle a one-year contract extension through the 2018-19 NHL season. There is also an option for Carlyle to sign on for the 2019-2020 season as well. “We made great strides this past season and clearly Randy was at the center…

Anaheim: Time To Move Forward

By Michael Walters The wait is over. The Anaheim Ducks announced yesterday that Randy Carlyle is returning as head coach for a second time. Eddy Jones and I analyze the move to bring back Carlyle. We address the reservations that have been raised regarding his coaching style, past relationships with players, and offensive game plan. We…

Carlyle Returns, But Can He Succeed Again In Anaheim?

By Michael Walters Today the Anaheim Ducks officially announced that Randy Carlyle will be the next head coach. Reports yesterday by ESPN’s John Buccigross and TSN’s Darren Dreger expected Carlyle to be hired by Anaheim. Carlyle was first with the then Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the 2005-06 season. The organization changed the name for the…

Decisions: Head Coach, Draft, and Free Agency

By Michael Walters The Anaheim Ducks are still in need of a head coach. It was announced recently that Randy Carlyle is expected to interview with the team. Other names that have been reported as potential candidates include Dale Hunter, Luke Richardson, Mike Yeo, Travis Green, Paul MacLean, and Trent Yawney. Eddy Jones and I…

Randy Carlyle Expected To Meet With Anaheim Ducks Today

By Michael Walters According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, Randy Carlyle is expected in interview with Anaheim today for the head coach position. Sportsnet’s John Shannon reported that Carlyle was of interest to Anaheim back on May 18. Randy Carlyle expected to meet with Ducks today re: coaching job. Travis Green also among those in mix…

Could Carlyle Return To Anaheim?

By Michael Walters Today John Shannon of Sportsnet said that Randy Carlyle is in the mix for the Anaheim Ducks Head Coach position. It appears there is interest in Calgary for him as well. On the topic of coaches…hearing that Randy Carlyle is on the list for both the Flames and the Ducks…yes, the Ducks.…