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THE QUESTIONS WITH Randy Carlyle
June 11, 2007
DUCKS COACH
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June 11, 2007

The Questions With Randy Carlyle

DUCKS COACH

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What was your welcome-to-NHL-coaching moment?
My first game [in 2005]. We were in Chicago, and I'd had the flu for four days. I was literally sweating on the bench, and when [the Blackhawks] scored their first goal, I had only four guys on the ice.

Your most embarrassing moment?
When I was playing [as a Winnipeg Jets defenseman in 1985] and [opposing center] Bernie Nicholls called my nickname—"Hey, Kitty"—and I passed to him. He was alone in front of our net, and diving back [on defense], I hit my calf on the post. I missed 10 days.

If I were commissioner for a day, I'd....
That could get me in trouble.... I'd like to say something along the line of officiating, but I don't want to. I'll go with getting rid of the shootout. That's been a thorn in my side.

If I weren't in the NHL, I'd ...
probably be coaching in the American Hockey League or the East Coast League or junior hockey—wherever I could.

LAST WEEK
With Anaheim leading Ottawa three games to one in the finals, Carlyle was drawing nearer to his first Stanley Cup.

NEXT WEEK
Win or lose, Carlyle plans to spend his off-season hunting and fishing in his native Ontario.

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