The Anaheim Ducks seem to be stuck on a loop and hope that 2017 holds a different outcome.
For four straight seasons the Anaheim Ducks have fallen victim to their kryptonite: Game 7s. Furthermore proving that having a model of consistency isn’t always a good thing.
With the greatest regular season coach of all-time, Bruce Boudreau, in the rearview mirror and goals of hoisting the Stanley Cup on the horizon, the franchise decided to give Randy Carlyle another ride.
The initial reaction from the hockey world was that of bewilderment. But with Anaheim in play-off contention at the moment, all is calm at the front… for now.
Whether this team will finally conquer their demons and get some prayers answered by the Hockey Gods in the new year remains to be seen.
But there is always a chance.