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PHT Morning Skate: Randy Carlyle fired/Bruce Boudreau hired reaction edition

Dec 1, 2011, 7:00 AM EDT

Randy Carlyle AP

PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

In case you missed it, the Ducks fired Randy Carlyle after beating Montreal 4-1 last night and hired Bruce Boudreau to take his spot just three days after getting canned by the Caps.

Eric Stephens at the OC Register is the go-to guy on all things Ducks. (OC Register)

Stephen Whyno was prescient when asking Boudreau about Anaheim as a potential future landing spot. (Washington Times)

The kids at Anaheim Calling are very proud of themselves as they’ve been calling for Carlyle’s ouster. (Anaheim Calling)

Puck Daddy, meanwhile, is calling the hiring of Boudreau to take Carlyle’s spot a “genius” move. (Puck Daddy)

Elsewhere around the league:

David Perron is shaping up to be back in the lineup for St. Louis this weekend. Good news all around. (Post-Dispatch)

Calgary’s top defenseman Mark Giordano is on injured reserve. Just what they needed, more bad news. (TSN)

The Kings are getting Dexter-like in their ability to kill. Kill penalties that is you sick freaks. (L.A. Kings Insider)

Joe Finley the “Lawnmower Man” gets the call to join the Sabres. (Buffalo News)

Mark Spector had a great piece about the late, great Jim Kelley. (Sportsnet)

Anatomy lesson: Jo Innes breaks down what it’s like to break your jaw. (Backhand Shelf)

The Sharks be line shufflin’. (

Oh sure, the Bruins beat down the Maple Leafs but Steve Simmons says it felt like a win. Sure, it did Steve. (Toronto Sun)

  1. cshearing - Dec 1, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Steve Simmons is hardly a homer; he is usually ripping anything Toronto related. I’ll have to read that article to see his points, but the dismissal here is strange.

    • govtminion - Dec 1, 2011 at 10:44 AM

      Agreed, I’d have to agree- the Leafs played very well last night, missing their starting goalie still and with other injury problems, facing a healthy Boston team that has been doing it’s best buzzsaw imitation all month long- the score looks bad, but they were in it until about five minutes left only a goal down. Considering the disaster the Leafs were a couple of years ago, this is a huge step forward. It might not BE a win, but it’s at least a big step in the winning direction. With Reimer back, who knows, they could win the next one.

  2. bcisleman - Dec 1, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    If this had been the NYI, the HMSM would be all over Garth for firing his coach after an impressive win…and wondering what Boudreau could be thinking.

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