Thursday, December 1, 2011

Anaheim Fires Randy Carlyle, Hires Bruce Boudreau

The Anaheim Ducks have underachieved mightily this season, and a change was bound to come in short order.  Leading into Wednesday night's game the reporting had been that the coaching staff was safe while rumors were running throughout the league of Bobby Ryan potentially being traded.  All of that is up in the air now as the club decided to fire head coach Randy Carlyle following the team’s 4-1 win over Montreal and replace him with Bruce Boudreau.  Boudreau continues his roller-coaster week as he was fire by the Washington Captials on Monday.

The coaching change likely puts any potential deal involving Bobby Ryan on hold as Boudreau will get his own chance to assess the team before personnel moves are made.