Ducks fire coach Randy Carlyle amid losing streak

Jakob Silfverberg on the Ducks and trade deadline chatter ‘I want to stay

Jakob Silfverberg on the Ducks and trade deadline chatter ‘I want to stay

Taking over for Carlyle will be Ducks' general manager Bob Murray, who will assume the role in an interim basis for the remainder of the season.

Carlyle, who has the most wins in Ducks history (384-256-96), was 111-74-35 in his second stint coaching them after being hired June 14, 2016, to replace Bruce Boudreau, who replaced him December 1, 2011. He led the Ducks to a Stanley Cup championship in 2007, as well as three appearances in the Western Conference Final in 2006, 2007 and 2017.

"We thank Randy for everything he has done for the organization", Murray said.

Anaheim announced that it will name a new head coach following the conclusion of the 2018-19 season. "We have a tradition of success in Anaheim and we need to get back to that". He went 384-256-96 in 736 games with Anaheim. He is the only person in league history to reach 1,000 games as a player and serve as head coach for 900-plus contests.

Murray, a three-time finalist for NHL General Manager of the Year - he won the award in 2013-14 - is the longest-serving and winningest GM in team history with a 445-279-101 record in 825 games.

He is signed through 2022 after agreeing to a two-year contract extension on December 8.

You don't expect to have to live through this stuff for an extended period of time. After four-plus years in Toronto, he landed back in Anaheim in 2016-17 and made the playoffs in each of his first two campaigns before the wheels came off this season. They lost 12 straight games from December 18 to January 15, then won two in a row, before their current skid. Its loss to their Flyers on Saturday night was its 19th in the last 21 games.

Murray shook up the roster with a couple of trades that led to two straight wins, but another losing streak followed.

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