Ducks Coach Randy Carlyle still has trouble speaking at times because of a case of strep throat that won’t go away. But the Ducks’ frustrations were still voiced loud and clear Saturday.
In the middle of what was a business-like practice, captain Ryan Getzlaf shouted at assistant coach Trent Yawney so vehemently it brought practice to a brief, awkward pause at the team’s bustling practice facility. The argument apparently was over differing viewpoints on the defense, of which Yawney is in charge.
Getzlaf downplayed the exchange but said frustration is representative of the Ducks, stuck in a 2-4-1 rut going into Sunday’s game against the Kings at Honda Center.