Northeast Division (NHL)

Toronto Maple Leafs fire coach Randy Carlyle

Toronto Maple Leafs fire coach Randy Carlyle

The Toronto Maple Leafs fired coach Randy Carlyle on Tuesday in the midst of another start that has left the team in danger of missing the postseason for the ninth time in 10 seasons.

Carlyle, who coached the Ducks to their 2007 Stanley Cup title, posted a 91-78-19 record with the Maple Leafs, but took them to the playoffs only once in his three previous seasons with the club. He joined Toronto less than four months after his firing by the Ducks in November 2011.

"I want to thank Randy for all of his hard work and dedication,” said Maple Leafs General Manager David Nonis. "It's never an...

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