Just because he's not the coach doesn't mean he isn't still a Ducks employee. Hitchock was still a BJs employee when he got hired by the Blues. The Blues got permission and were able to hire him away...that's probably the same thing that happened with Boudreau and what's happening with Carlyle.
Calling it now, Ducks end up second in the division. Kings end up third. Ducks beat Chicago in the first round. Kings lose to Vancouver in the first. Murray and Lombardi lose their jobs.
Not that I want this to happen, but it's perfectly within the realm of possibilities.
at the draft party a couple of years ago, and under a considerable haze, i heard Birdman yell out the following (about 4 or 5 times, i think) - "don't marry yourselves to players!" he went on to reiterate that idea more than once on the boards, and i believe it to be absolutely sage.
"Randy, today you're gonna clean up all the toilets on the 1st level.
Here's your brush."
Is that how it works?
They don't have to pay him if he gets a job somewhere else.
Breach of contract?
They already fired him from what he was hired to do.
I don't think he signed an all-purpose contract to do whatever bidding the Anaheim Ducks feel like assigning him to.
Going back to that scenario above, if Carlyle doesn't like doing what they want him to do, he quites. Yes, quites.
It's still a free country, I think.
Last edited by Bogey; December 1st, 2011 at 10:29 AM.
i find it funny that they replaced carlyle with his doppelganger