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As immediate as possible, it seems, new Toronto Maple Leafs bench boss Randy Carlyle admits he made a mistake while in Anaheim with the Ducks.
Joffrey Lupul, Toronto’s talented top left-winger, was never given that chance as he battled back surgery and injuries in the 2009-10 and the early part of the 2010-11 season.
Lupul was outspoken about his past with Carlyle when the Leafs played the Ducks earlier this season. Via the Star:
“I know the opportunity I’m getting in Toronto I never would have had in Anaheim. Randy Carlyle just didn’t see me as that type of player,” Lupul said in November. “You want to prove people wrong. (Carlyle) didn’t give me any opportunity on left wing. His words to me were, ‘You’re not able to play left wing in this league.’ It’s something I’ve worked on since I got to Toronto, and now I feel more comfortable on left than I ever was on right.”
Carlyle knows he made a mistake. He admits it. He tried to use Lupul as a right winger, but that has bee
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The Toronto Maple Leafs named recently fired Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle as their replacement for Ron Wilson, who was dismissed yesterday.
The Leafs held a press conference today, Saturday, March 3, to address the media.
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Mikhail Grabovski scored twice in the third period and Toronto gave Randy Carlyle a victory in his first game behind the Maple Leafs' bench, beating the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 on Saturday night.
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Randy Carlyle was officially introduced as the new head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday morning.
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With the Leafs sitting in 11th place in the Eastern Conference on Friday, March 2, 2012, TSN’s Darren Dreger first reported that the Toronto Maple Leafs have fired head coach Ron Wilson.
Pierre LeBrun of TSN and ESPN has confirmed Dreger’s report.
Wilson, who became head coach of the “Buds” in June of 2008, guided the team to a disappointing...
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