Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/1/11
The end of a long run of futility wasn't enough for Anaheim Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle to keep his job.Carlyle was fired late Wednesday night and immediately replaced by former Washington Capitals bench boss Bruce Boudreau. Assistant coaches Dave Farrish and Mike Foligno were also let go.The Ducks issued a release about an hour after finishing off a 4-1 triumph over the visiting Montreal Canadiens, a win that halted a seven-game losing skid. It was just the third victory for Anaheim in its last 19 games.Carlyle was on the hot seat for weeks after the Ducks fell into a cold funk that dropped the club near the bottom of the Western Conference standings. Rumors persisted that Anaheim may try to shake things up within the roster - forward Bobby Ryan's name was linked to several trade rumors - but general manager Bob Murray ultimatedly decided to replace Carlyle instead."This was an extremely difficult decision. At this time, we simply felt a new voice was needed," Murray said in a s...
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