Toronto Maple Leafs Fire Coach Randy Carlyle Less Than 12 Hours After Canada's World Juniors Win
The team hopes changes will bring them to victory.
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Randy Carlyle, who's been serving as coach for the Leafs since March 2012, has just been fired from his position. The Leafs are currently fourth in the Atlantic division with 45 points. They are one point ahead of the Boston Bruins for the second Eastern Conference wild-card berth in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
In his time as coach, Carlyle has led the team to 91 losses, 78 wins, and 19 draws. GM David Nonis has released a statement explaining the new structural change, stating, "Our team was not trending in the right direction and we felt an immediate change was necessary.” No further explanation has been given, although some suspect that PR work is at play.
The Leafs fire Randy Carlyle less than 12 hours after Canada wins WJC. That is some Stalin-level PR cunning there.
— cathalkelly (@cathalkelly) January 6, 2015
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