Earlier this season, the Ducks dumped Randy Carlyle and gave former Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau a shot. Under Boudreau’s reign, the Ducks are 14-11-5 whereas under Carlyle they were 7-13-4.
So what’s become of Carlyle since he was given the boot?
He’s still with the Ducks and can be found up in the press box during most of the games. Carlyle is currently scouting for the team, seeing the game from a whole new angle. Scouting allows him to see up and coming players as well as keep up with current trends.
Carlyle went 283-182-61 in 516 regular-season games and 36-26 in 62 playoff contests. The Ducks made playoffs five times in six seasons and a Stanley Cup in 2007.
Carlyle did an interview with NHL.com about his current experience.
Carlyle is looking to do some self-improvement with his coaching game.
“I think there’s always areas you could improve on,” said Carlyle. “As a coach you’re always trying to steal and learn what other people are doing and what other people are doing to have success. … It’s more the handling of the younger players and learning the ins and outs of the individuals. Those are the things you need to reflect back on when things don’t go the way you’d like them to. I felt I had a great run in Anaheim there, seven full years, we won a Stanley Cup, we were an elite-level hockey club for a number of years. We still have a good team, but in my situation, we just didn’t win enough hockey games.”
He’s also looking to get back into the coaching game soon:
“Yes, that’s my goal right now, to put myself in a position if there’s another opportunity, hopefully someone has the same level of interest I do,” said Carlyle. “Those things are out of my control right now. That’s all part of this process. I think it’s important I stay active in the NHL, watch as many games and attend as many games.”
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