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Could Randy Carlyle help the Flyers achieve success?


"Derpity derp derp tiddly tum derp da derp" -Randy Carlyle
"Derpity derp derp tiddly tum derp da derp" -Randy Carlyle
John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

As the Flyers continue their coaching search, perhaps they’ll take a look at former Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle, who we learned may be interviewing with the San Jose Sharks and may be a candidate for other jobs.

Randy Carlyle

Age: 59 (April 19, 1956)
Nationality: Canadian
Playing Career: 18 seasons in the NHL (Toronto Maple Leafs, Pittsburgh Penguins, Winnipeg Jets) from 1976-1993.

Coaching Career:

  • Six seasons (five total, one partial) as head coach of the IHL/AHL’s Manitoba Moose from 1996-2001 and 2004-2005: 222-159-59 (W-L-OTL) in the regular season.
  • 11 seasons (eight total, three partial) as head coach of the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks and Toronto Maple Leafs from 2004-2015: 364-260-77 (W-L-OTL) in the regular season; won Stanley Cup in Anaheim in 2007.

(numbers via hockeydb)

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This profile is part of our "So You Want To Coach The Flyera" series, where we'll look at a bunch of different candidates for the Flyers head coaching gig. Ron Hextall says there will "be a hell of a lot" of guys considered for this job this offseason, so we're going to profile a hell of a lot of people. Let's have some fun.

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What has he accomplished as a coach?


Why is he available to be hired?

Because he is bad.

What do we know about him tactically as a coach?

He’s bad.

How does he fit with the Flyers' roster, both now and in the future?


What are the key reservations here?

He can't work a toaster.

Also, everything else.

Is he someone that is likely to be high on the Flyers' wish list?

God help us.

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