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Randy Carlyle recalls his coaching journey in Toronto

Randy Carlyle recalls his coaching journey in Toronto

Ducks Coach Randy Carlyle wasn’t feeling too sentimental when he walked out of Air Canada Centre on Sunday. He had just finished an optional practice with an extended team meeting during a challenging stage of a six-game trip.

Then the Toronto winter hit him.

“It’s minus-10 [degrees Celsius],” Carlyle said in a brief phone interview.

In Fahrenheit, that translates to 14 degrees, a bit nippy even for the Sudbury, Canada-born Carlyle as he sought warmer, more practical conditions. While he acknowledged being back in familiar surroundings, Carlyle will take a similarly purposeful approach Monday in his first game in Toronto since he was fired as...

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