Eakins Return To The NHL Should Be Imminent

By Julius Choi The Anaheim Ducks finally pulled the plug on Randy Carlyle on Feb. 10, relieving him of his head coaching duties with just over 20 games left in the 2018-19 season. Carlyle spent nearly 10 seasons behind the bench for the Anaheim franchise, becoming the team’s franchise leader in all-time wins by a…

Miller To Return Soon

By Michael Walters The Anaheim Ducks get set to take on the Vancouver Canucks tomorrow as they return home from their disastrous 5-game road trip. The Ducks lost all five games and were outscored 29-7 plummeting them to last place in the Pacific Division and Western Conference. General Manager Bob Murray relieved Randy Carlyle of…

A New Start?

By George Casner III Have you ever seen something take a complete and utter nosedive? One that was not planned for or well controlled? It tends to follow a simple pattern: 1) The dive begins 2) People attempt to control it and it stabilizes slightly 3) It dives harder and faster 4) While it plummets…

When Is Enough, Enough?

By Michael Walters The Anaheim Ducks are currently on a franchise-worst eight-game losing streak. The Ducks dropped four games in a row to finish their holiday road trip. Anaheim then returned home only to drop four more games. Anaheim is currently in fourth place in the Pacific Division barely holding on to a wild-card spot. The…

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…