Even the Anaheim Ducks‘ freefall has cost coach Randy Carlyle his work.
The team announced that general manager Bob Murray will simply take control for the remainder of the growing summer season and the team will begin a search to get a new coach.
“We thank Randy for what he’s done for the organization,” Murray said in an announcement. “directing the team into a Stanley Cup and also three summit final appearances, he’s accomplished a lot in Anaheim. Difficult decisions need to be produced when we’re tough, and also our drama has clearly become unsuitable. We have a tradition of success in Anaheim and we need to get back to that.”
Carlyle, 62, is the winningest coach in history and was in his second stint with the Ducks. He directed them to a Stanley Cup his next season with the team, at 2006-07. Carlyle was terminated after having a slow beginning to the 2011-12 season and has been hired with the Maple Leafs. Toronto let him go in 2015.
He returned to Anaheim and led the Ducks. However, last season was swept, and after a promising beginning this season, Anaheim has shrunk to survive in the West.
The Ducks lost 12 straight from Dec. 18 to Jan. 15, won twice in a row, but they will have now lost their past seven games.