The first sign that Randy Carlyle was officially back as Ducks coach came when he had his players skate laps toward the end of practice.
Carlyle is known for such conditioning work, even though he’s not quite up to it himself on the first day of training camp.
“Sore feet,” Carlyle said of taking the ice Friday. “You get sore feet because you haven’t had the skates on in a while. But coming back into this building has been pretty seamless. I think the jitters and all that are gone. I don’t think I would say I was as nervous as I was the first time in 2005 coming in here, that’s for sure.”
Carlyle coached the Ducks from 2005-11, with the club winning the Stanley Cup in...