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    He’s basically in a skills competition every game
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    Makes sense to let Eakins finish the year in the AHL with the hopes of winning the AHL cup. Gives him more time to develop the kids and make a smooth transition to the big club next season. Now we need BM to end the season poorly so he gets canned in the off-season and all the stars will align.
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    I'm 100% behind getting an interim coach at this point. Of course you'd prefer to replace your coach with someone you feel comfortable going forward with but I'm not sure they can afford to wait out the year anymore. It's beyond just losing now. There's a certain toxicity around this team that we've never seen before. The losing culture from the top down translates into bad habits for the youngsters, combined with complete lethargy for the rest of the players who have tuned their coaches out. It's setting the team up for future failure. Keeping Carlyle because of some misguided promise to give him a dignified exit after he delivered the two least dignified seasons this franchise has ever experienced sends an awful message to the fans. The Pond looked like a funeral parlour against the Blues and judging by how vocal the fan base has been online about their displeasure, there's no reason to expect that to get any better without ripping off the bandaid. Realistically speaking, the season will be doomed regardless of whoever is behind the bench. Where we pick in the draft will most likely rely on how Gibson closes out the season. This team has too much pride to fully embrace Crappo for Kaapo anyway, I don't think it's worth keeping Carlyle in the hopes of tanking. I admit an interim coach wouldn't be the most ideal solution, especially if there's a long term option to be had. It's still a better option than maintaining the status quo though. It would signal that the organization recognizes what we've witnessed over the last 12 months has been completely unacceptable and something is being done. At the very least it would win back some fans and hopefully work towards eliminating the team-wide allergies to work ethic, puck possession and actually playing defence.
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    BM taking over as Coach might be a VERY VERY good thing. If the team continues to fail, and the rubber hits the road, BM might be looking for another job. Kill 2 birds with one stone. If on the other hand the team starts playing a better brand of hockey, the question will have been answered - it was RC's fault. IMHO This will also be a test of Team Leadership - can Getz and the A's be able to spark the rest of the team ? We'll see !!
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    I watched the game on the Ducks feed so I can't confirm but apparently the Sportsnet guy between the benches said that Getzlaf and some of the other guys were yelling at Carlyle to pull Gibson after the 4th or 5th goal. Did anyone catch this? I've only seen a few comments about it on twitter but the team is so dysfunctional it sounds legit enough to believe. Purposely leaving your star goalie who has worked his ass off all year to carry your incompetent team and staff in to suffer through a period like that should be the final straw. Of course you could probably build a house out of all the "final" straws that should've gotten Carlyle fired by now.
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    Murray to take over as coach for remainder of the season.
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    Watching the post-practice interviews from today... these guys are over the moon that RC is out. They’re not even trying to hide it. Lots of smiles and laughing during the practice too from what the videos show. Even from Bob. After two months of pure garbage, I wouldn’t be surprised to see them turn around and sweep this homestand now. They SOOOO wanted Carlyle fired.
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    Pierre LeBrun ✔@PierreVLeBrun Murray had hoped to keep Carlyle behind the bench for the rest of the season but enough was enough. Also wanted to keep Dallas Eakins in AHL San Diego with the kids. So here's the solution: Murray goes Lou Lamoriello-style behind the bench. The post-game scrums won't be boring
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    I kind of want to go watch the Ducks practice and see what kind of drills BM runs. Probably behind the bench with a glass of whisky in hand teaching the boys how to goon it up.
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    I tried not to let the proverbial trigger in my head get pulled but I couldn’t help it. Gibson by far has been the best player on our team for at least the last 2 seasons. Kid puts in A+ effort night in and night out, and has won/kept us in more games than I can even count. Ice a decent or even mildly above average defense in front of him, and some forwards who can put the puck in the net 2 or 3 times a night and you’d see the results. Overrated is not the word I’d use pal.
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    Dumping RC in favor of Eakins at this point would be grossly unfair to the Gulls who are having a heck of a season right now.
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    Two different schools of thought, I guess. Your school seems to be preaching the attitude of "if the players don't care, why should I?". I am of the opposite school - I care immensely, and I'm appalled that the players are playing like they don't and are hanging our all-star goalie out to dry. So I intend to keep beating the dead and decaying horse until the powers that be finally cut the disease out of it. Undies bunched - check Pitchforks out - check Fire Carlyle.
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    He's kept us in the hunt? Oh, you mean John Gibson. Yes, John Gibson has kept us in the hunt. Randy Carlyle has had nothing to do with it.
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    Playoffs? Jim Mora comes to mind.
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    From the OC Register: Getzlaf, also signed for two more seasons, is the Ducks leading scorer this season with 11 goals and 36 points in 50 games. He said Sunday he hopes to stay with the franchise moving forward. “I’m not exempt from anything that’s going on in this room,” Getzlaf said. “I’ve been here my whole career. The last thing I plan on doing is to go somewhere else unless Bob says I have to. “I’ve always told him that if either side has an opinion that this needs to end, we’ll have the discussion. But I’ve put too much into this organization to not see it through. Going to another team is not in my vocabulary.”
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    FWIW (per the Athletic), BM said the owners have put all options on the table with regards to making this team competitive again in a relatively short period of time. Includes asking players to waive their NWC AND buyouts if necessary.
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    It's a money thing. They were probably getting over run with calls of season ticket cancellations and a general sense of unrest. It's always because of money. They are selling a product that has been sub standard for a while with no attempt at fixing it. It's the bottom line. It's a business. Simple.
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    Talk about not having a clue. He's an interim coach. If the Gulls coach is coming up, no reason to do it now. If they want someone else, process will be better to find one after the season than on the fly now.
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    What a relief ! Anyone is an improvement.
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    I've defended Murray to varying degrees for a long time. I think if you look at his moves in a vacuum, he comes out positively. But he has two major flaws - one is his infatuation with slow, third pairing d-men. But second is the more important one - he has very rarely put together a cohesive roster where everyone is asked to play the game the same way and that way plays to the team's strengths. Murray gets on these kicks where he feels the team needs to block more shots, or get faster, or get bigger, or whatever, and then he jettisons four guys who don't play that way and fills their spots with four guys who do play that way. The problem is that it completely ignores whether the rest of the roster is good at playing that way in the first place. He's never built a cohesive roster that had a chance to become more than the sum of its parts. He's put together some very good rosters, which is to his credit, but they just didn't have quite enough to get over the hump (think 2015 against Chicago). Then he'd tinker and the cohesion would get worse.
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    I don't understand the fascination with waiting for Eakins. Eakins has been the coach in San Diego for 3 1/2 seasons now and how many players has Eakins graduated to be full-time NHL players? Ritchie, Montour, and Kase, right? Am I missing anybody? Of those three, Monty still lacks the basic fundamentals to play solid defense in front of his netminder and Ritchie, while somewhat improved, is still not what anywhere close to what one would hope from a former #10 overall pick. Eakins is also a former defenseman who coaches a defense-first system (probably why RC and BM love him), yet our biggest deficiencies this whole season have been goal-scoring and our inability to sustain offensive pressure. He is NOT the guy this team needs. I fear you are correct that GMBM is waiting for Eakins, which would be yet another colossal mistake for this organization. If that's the road this team is headed down, fire Murray too!
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    Corey Perry is back! Per Eric Stephens, Perry skated on the first line at practice toady, with Rakell and Getzlaf. Looks like Eaves may be back too, as he rotated in on the fourth line. I think Perry can help the Ducks. In the video they showed of him skating the other day with the team, he actually looked a lot faster than he has looked in years. Maybe the therapy for his knee injury caused him to strengthen his lower body, helping him become a little faster. Also, the surgery was said to also help fix a nagging knee issue Perry has had since his junior days. To have a faster version of Perry would be pretty cool. And he obviously has played a lot of his career on a line with Getzlaf. I think he can make a big impact for the Ducks down the stretch, and hopefully help get us in the playoffs. Agree? Let's Go Ducks!!!!
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    There a part of me that really wishes the players and Gibson would just start standing still on the ice like statues and refuse to actually play until both Carlyle and Murray are gone. Murray can only sit so many players and send down even fewer. This situation is worse than when Carlyle was fired the first time. If the Samueli's had a lick of sense they would fire both of them, and go get Quenville.
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    Not taking sides, but clearly Hoxxey is frustrated with the team right now, and rightfully so. It seems pretty apparent that there is an issue that transcends player talent or lack thereof. I mean does anyone who follows this team think that Getzlaf, Rackell, Silverberg, most of the D corps have suddenly all lost the ability to play hockey at the same time? Most teams would have fired the coach after a ten game losing streak. The Ducks have only won two games in the last 49 days.(39 minus the All Star break). I think at this point it is reasonable for fans to be frustrated with Bob Murray's blind loyalty to Carlyle. These last six weeks have been some of the worst hockey played by the Ducks since their inception.
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    A class move. Notice he didn't throw the players under the bus in any of his statement. He took responsibility and emphasized the team's mission. Color me impressed. A stark contrast to what comes out of the ducks "management".
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    Still bitter. Yes, the team got a brief kick in the butt and won a couple games. But those post game interviews from that last game. Every one looks defeated and dead inside. Apparently intangibles is a thing.
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    Denial is the first emotion then anger... I’d plan on lots of #2
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    All these injuries. If only we had a player who stayed healthy and played in every game.
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    Honestly I'd take Bruce back in a heartbeat.
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    The ducks have had an "about time" thing for 6 months...
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    Or a poor presence in the locker room? His 5th team in the last seven year, plus articles like THIS would lead one to believe that he may not be what you would call a "character guy." So... BM calls out our mid-20-somethings for a lack of leadership, trades Cogs, and then brings in Del Zotto. This season is so weird.
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    Disagree. I believe, as last night shows, when the forwards are playing a faster game and getting more than one shot on net each possession, the D does just fine. The dump and chase was killing the D. The forwards were standing around and not giving many options for outlet passes so the puck came right back. The D showed last night that they can play. I also feel the changes to the pairings has helped a great deal. Fowler seems comfortable with DelZotto and Manson and Lindholm should have never been separated. Monty and Megna are the weakest pairing but fared just fine. If you look at last night's ice time, it was pretty well spread out across the lineup which says a lot about this team. It is starting to look more and more that it wasn't the players RC had to work with, it was the way he used them and the system he used. For the first time in a long time, I'm looking forward to the next game.
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    If only Chia was still managing the Oilers. We could have solved our Finnish-ing problem real fast by offering them Jaycob Megna or something.
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    If Mooseduck is saying "No Playoffs," you can rest assured the Ducks won't be playing in mid-April. When you've lost Mooseduck, the writing is on the wall. There are 6 teams ahead of the Ducks that they would have to pass, just to get the 2nd Wildcard spot, plus the Kings are just 1 point behind them. Once again we were badly outshot against Vancouver. We got bailed out by Boyle, who was amazing! That could have just as easily been a 2-1 regulation loss. It's going to take a string of at least 4 wins in a row to even put them in a position to think about a miracle end to the season.
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    Just trying to keep the boards somewhat current. Sorry if it inconvenienced you, but with just 2 of us running the boards now, we do the best we can.
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    We all knew Teemu was over BB because he wasn't playing him. As much as I love Teemu and I'm thankful he played here, his play was hurting the team. The same goes for Getz and Perry. Many said for a long time that they should be split and BB was the coach that had the gonads to do it. Too bad they didn't like it. Yes, they were your supposed superstars who weren't showing up for game 7s. Three players is not the team and that was your original statement. It was 3 star players who were butt hurt because they were being treated like everyone else on the team by a coach who actually iced players who played hard and cared.
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    Not sure what Duck fan who watches this team on a consistent basis wouldn't give the same assessment when asked about the teams level of compete.
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    Reposting this here. It's pretty obvious to me the team quit on Carlyle. His style was outdated, and yeah, he needed to go, but no doubt the players gave him a huge push out the door. Reminds me of the last time he was fired. The players were skating at two-thirds speed, and gave less than their full effort on the ice. The coach's message got old, and they quit on him. Will be quite interesting to see how Murray deals with this bunch. It's like a ship without a rudder. I think team leadership (and possibly a leadership change) should be one of the things Murray should evaluate.
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    Or we at least get a high draft pick - If we're gonna lose, we might as well lose well!
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    HEY RANDY, TRY A LITTLE PAUL MAURICE: “We don’t have it happen very often,” said head coach Paul Maurice said after the 5-2 loss. “It’s almost in some ways easier to process this and to get ready for Ottawa, because it’s not like a guy let you down or you played your a– off and the goalie let you down. When I said we were no good, the coach is in on that too. We were all horse—t tonight. Big time. “The coach was no good, the players were no good, the food was no good. We just hope that the plane works.”
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    I feel the Ducks will be back next season (hopefully with a top-5 pick if not more...) It's tough to look at the team right now and think they can be good as is...but I feel that with Kase coming back from injury, Perry being healthy from training camp on (yes, I think he brings more positive than negative, even next season), some young guys come up (some combo of terry, comtois, lunderstrom, steel, jones), and a NEW coach at the helm to use the defense in a proper way/system...this team can be competitive as soon as next season. These aren't bad players. Which is tough to remember right now, I know. They are just grossly being misused. Yes the older guys are getting older...but they still have things to provide. Kesler might have to think long and hard about his play though... :\ But that's one guy. Rico and Getzlaf are still going to be affective players. And that's just looking realistically, if you ask me. In my wish-list world...we'd get rid of Wilford/Morrison too and bring in some new assistant coaches along with a new head coach. We aren't your classic bad team...we have an abundance of good players doing things wrong.
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    🤔🤭 If I’m not mistaken, the guys have been playing like they’re already a bottle of booze deep when they step on the ice! Fowler’s making cocktails in the defensive zone and Ritchies chasing Olives around the ice!
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    The point is Bieksa should never have even been offered a contract. He was never going to regain his offensive output as his early days in Vancouver and at 5mil per year with a NMC was just lunacy. Never mind hindsight, it was foresight that should have been taken into consideration.
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    Hold up. I know we all aren't forgetting the greatest worst Getzlaf line of all time here. It was a cold, miserable night in December 2014. The Ducks, a team completely ravaged by bizarre illnesses and injuries but still capable of putting forth an effort every night and walking away with entertaining wins (funny how that works), were closing out a long Canadian road trip before the Christmas break. They made the depressing journey into Ottawa icing a top line of DSP-Getzlaf-Bork, a line that's more than worthy of the crown. What we got for a brief moment that night was so much worse. DSP was a late scratch. Who took his place you might ask? The corpse of Dany f*cking Heatley of course. It was my first ever Ducks game. I knew I was in for a trip when Boudreau had Bryzgalov out there for the warmup. Still, I wasn't ready at all. Silfverberg eventually replaced Bork but the damage to my brain was done. I'm just glad I got to witness it live.
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    I don't understand this take. We're Ducks fans. What's the point of being a Ducks fan if I'm going to bail at the first sign of trouble? Unless I think the ownership is actively just trying to milk me for money (which happens, albeit rarely - see Miami Marlins), and I don't think the Samuelis are, the "effective[ness]" of my fandom is irrelevant. I'm a fan of the Ducks, for good or ill, and I'm going to be even their management doesn't always act intelligently.
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    Kevin Roy could skate soon
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    Randy, stop posting and start coaching
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