The Bright Side To Randy Carlyle's Extension

Dom Luszczyszyn
May 09 2014 09:55AM

Ok everybody, just breathe. 

You've had some time to sleep on yesterday's big decision. It's not the end of the world, although it sure seemed that way on Twitter when news of Randy's non-firing and extension broke.

Some people on this very website took to drinking and ghost stories. Others are literally abandoning the team. And then there was something about umbrellas.

Overall, there was a lot of negativity surrounding Shanahan's first big decision, which was to keep the incumbent coach that lead the Leafs to one of the worst defensive performances in history. Sure, most of that negativity is completely 100 percent justified considering how the season played out, but everyone deserves a second chance in my opinion. 

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SERIES PREVIEW: Marlies vs. Wolves

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
May 08 2014 09:59PM

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Here we go again. Many were expecting a close, hard fought series against the Milwaukee Admirals, including the team and staff themselves. But sure enough, the blue and white came out storming in the first two games and shut things down in the third, Ending up with a sweep and a long break. The team just wants to play some hockey now. But they have to do more than play if they want to beat the Chicago Wolves. They need to play with purpose.

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LFR: Carlyle Extended

Steve Dangle
May 08 2014 04:58PM

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The Leafs extended my insanity for two years. Also Randy Carlyle.

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LEAFS EXTEND PAIN, SUFFERING FOR TWO YEARS

Bobby Cappuccino
May 08 2014 02:40PM

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In what will be seen as a move that had to be made, the Leafs didn't just not #FireCarlyle, they decided to #ExtendCarlyle for two more seasons beyond 2014-15. 

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RUN LEAFS FANS RUN

Steven Tzemis
May 08 2014 02:18PM

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Being a Leafs fan sucks. It really really sucks. Like, it REALLY sucks. If you’re in your early 20s, you’ve experienced pure heartbreak and sadness for your entire teenage years.

And things seemed like they were just about to change. Tim Leiweke was brought in to run MLSE. Brendan Shanahan was brought in to run the Leafs. And it seemed like there was no way Randy Carlyle was going to survive this offseason. But then we waited and waited and Carlyle was still around.

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