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Dreger: Looks like Carlyle will be back next season

May 8, 2014, 1:26 PM EDT

From TSN’s Darren Dreger:

So if Randy Carlyle ends up getting fired, you know who to yell at on Twitter.

We wrote earlier in the week about Caryle’s uncertain status behind the Maple Leafs’ bench, noting that coaching decisions had been made in a number of other markets, but not Toronto.

If Dreger’s instincts are correct, we presume there will be a formal announcement regarding Carlyle, probably in tandem with a list of changes that Leafs management, now led by Brendan Shanahan, will be making in the wake of the team’s disastrous late-season collapse. Because changes will be definitely be coming, in one form or another. Shanahan wasn’t brought in to keep the status quo.

  1. areaman714 - May 8, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    Carlyle is a good coach for the right team . . . The team he coaches has to take their hatred for him and unleash it on the opposing team. This worked for the Ducks through around 2008 . . . then personnel changes and, frankly, lesser players being brought in that didn’t subscribe to his philosophy led to his firing. He lost the team and then his job.

  2. thesportsjudge - May 8, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    If they fire him at the beginning of next season(like 3 games in…) I would think they should have just done it now.

  3. imleftcoast - May 8, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    Not hearing anything isn’t a basis for a story (or even a tweet). I guess the announced five tsn channels is giving Dreger an elevated sense of job security.

  4. nothanksimdriving123 - May 8, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Never tinker with success! With all their recent deep playoff runs and the way they finished this season, mowing down the opposition like a well-oiled machine, why would you… Oh, this is about the Leafs? Oh, sorry.

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