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Ducks aren't worried about rust as they head into Flames playoff series
Ducks aren't worried about rust as they head into Flames playoff series

You could say it was creative, take-your-foot-off-the-pedal coaching methodology leading up to the last playoff game between the Ducks and the Calgary Flames. Old-school and the often-crusty coach Randy Carlyle decided to cancel Ducks practice and took the lads to a pool hall in Calgary the day before Game 7 of a first-round series in 2006. On a TV was a "Classic NHL" game featuring Winnipeg and Edmonton, one staffer remembered Wednesday. Carlyle was playing defense for the Jets in that particular game, and his players especially enjoyed watching him get schooled by the Oilers' Wayne Gretzky on one play. Can't say the tactic didn't work. Anaheim won, 3-0, the...

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