Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 12/1/11
Statistically, there have been worse months than Anaheim's 2-8-3 November, though none of them stung quite like this. Four and a half years removed from raising the Stanley Cup on the Honda Center ice, the Ducks parted ways with the franchise's winningest coach and the third-longest tenured NHL coach on what was an extremely difficult day for not just Randy Carlyle, his staff and their families, but for the players and those in hockey operations who shared the assessment of the blame for the club's underachieving performance. On a professional level, the move was necessary, according to General Manager Bob Murray. On a more personal level, it was not quite as easy to accept. "As you guys all know, this is a real rough three days for me just because of what I think about Randy," Murray said. "It was tough, but after the weekend and watching, we've been through funks before with this group. We're in one, and after watching the way we played Friday and Sunday I decided that it was t...
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