DaGreatGazoo Posted March 3, 2012 Share Posted March 3, 2012 There'll be plenty of time to weigh the pros and cons of Randy Carlyle's hiring as Maple Leafs coach. But the initial reaction of a key Leaf was telling. Joffrey Lupul, Toronto's second-leading scorer, was said by multiple NHL sources to be unenthused by Friday night's news that Carlyle would be Ron Wilson's replacement as head coach. One source who had spoken to multiple players referred to Lupul as "distraught." It's telling because Lupul played for Carlyle in Anaheim before he was traded to the Leafs in February of 2011. When the Leafs played against the Ducks in November - this before Carlyle was made a coaching free agent after a Nov. 30 firing - Lupul made no bones about his distaste for the way Carlyle treated him in the wake of a back injury that cost Lupul the bulk of a year on the injured reserve. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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