The Anaheim Ducks announced the firing ofcoach Randy Carlyle on Sunday amid the team's seven-game losing streak.General manager Bob Murray will take over the coaching position on an interim basis."We thank Randy for everything he has done for the organization Julien Gauthier Jersey Womens
," said Murray. "Leading the team to a Stanley Cup and three conference final appearances, he has accomplished so much in Anaheim. Difficult decisions need to be made when times are tough, and our play has clearly been unacceptable. We have a tradition of success in Anaheim and we need to get back to that."Carlyle, 62, was in the third season of his second tenure with the Ducks. He initially coached them from 2005 to his firing in the 2011-12 season. The Ducks made the playoffs in five of the seven seasons of his first tenure and each of the first two of his second.However, things have fallen apart since a sweep in the 2018 playoffs. Anaheim is currently tied for last in the Western Conference with 51 points and has the worst goal differential in the sport by a whopping 22 goals.Murray, 64, has been the Ducks GM since 2008. The franchise has made the postseason in six straight seasons Womens Evander Kane Jersey
, a streak that will almost certainly end in 2019.Murray has no professional coaching experience at any level. After the Oilers made two trades on Sunday, the second trade included Edmonton acquiring a player who once seriously injured Connor McDavid.After first moving defenseman Chris Wideman for Alex Petrovic earlier in the day, the Edmonton Oilers traded Drake Caggiula and Jason Garrison to the Chicago Blackhawks for Brandon Manning and Swedish defenseman Robin Norell. While Norell is not likely to join the Oilers any time soon, Manning is an interesting acquisition because he's the same player who shortened Connor McDavid's first season in the NHL with an errant trip that sent the Oilers star center into the boards, breaking his shoulder.advertising"Connor actually reached out... He said he's happy to have me & thinks I can help the team. Obviously, with our history & when a guy of that calibre reaches out to you, it's pretty special." 鈥?Brandon Manning (@mandog1990) https://t.co/pz3rThQ7z6—
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, what ruffled so many feathers in Edmonton was the fact that Manning later admitted purposely trying to trip McDavid 鈥?a comment that hadn't been forgotten when McDavid finally returned to the Oilers after the injury and by many fans in Edmonton who are appalled that the Oilers would add a player who has such a history with the team's biggest star.But, it was later learned, the general manager for the Oilers, Peter Chiarelli reached out to McDavid before making the move. McDavid gave his blessing on the trade and reached out to Manning offering no hard feelings and showing that he is a true professional, willing to put the past behind him in an effort to help the Oilers win more games.advertisingRelated:聽Biggest Rumors In The NHL This Week - December 29, 2018What This MeansOn a few levels, this trade is interesting for the Oilers. First, Manning could help the team on their blue line but he's not exactly a top-notch defender that will move the needle in Edmonton. Second Joe Thornton Jersey
, despite the fact McDavid gave his ok and reached out to Manning, there will certainly be fans and media who think these two guys may never be close.A small interesting tidbit was that one of McDavid's close friends, Drake Caggiula, was moved in the deal.