No one can seem to agree these days on what's going to happen to Randy Carlyle, and when it might happen. Damien Cox (linked only for reference purposes) believes that a decision is coming this week. He doesn't think Dave Nonis wants to fire Carlyle, but Brendan Shanahan is, of course, a wild card.
Next, we have this quote from Darren Dreger via @Hope_Smoke:
Dreger "Nonis and Co still look at Carlyle as a proven winner. They look at that and wonder who is better?"— Hope_Smoke (@Hope_Smoke) May 5, 2014
So there's that. But Dreger also says this:
Dreger "the Leafs are conducting scouting interviews this week. I wouldn't be surprised if an announcement was made this week on Carlyle"— Hope_Smoke (@Hope_Smoke) May 5, 2014
Then, there's Steve Simmons:
Simmons also said there is no obvious replacement for Carlyle. Said that if this was last year Carlyle would already be fired & Eakins hired— Hope_Smoke (@Hope_Smoke) May 5, 2014
So a decision is likely coming this week (though we don't know for sure) and not even the most well-connected talking heads seem to have any idea what that decision is going to be.
At least we'll know soon.
Anyway, on to the links.
Recap from Jewels From The Crown.
Recap of the Pens-Rangers game from Pensburg.
Corey Perry soaks Jeff Carter's glove with water bottle
Pretty good. Playing with soaking wet equipment is the worst.
Explaining the Devils' post-DZ faceoff results
Tyler Dellow explores his own stats in more detail.
Flyers won't allow Giroux to play in WC
Seems like a lot more players are being babies about not making the team, what with St. Louis also demanding a trade after the way it was handled.
Kessel on the list of potential NHL 15 cover boys
Gonna have to stuff that ballot box.
DGB on Joe Thornton's 'not a winner' label
He can come play in Toronto anytime.