If you coach enough games with any team, you’ll eventually turn into a villain in the discerning eyes of the fandom. You the fan, have no doubt heard it before. You may have even said it once or twice yourself when you say, “Anyone could have coached that team to a cup.”
Within the esteemed coaching ranks who have passed through the Anaheim Ducks, we’ve heard it about Carlyle. In lesser terms, we heard it about Babcock and Boudreau. Thus far, current Coach Dallas Eakins still appears to be in his honeymoon stage. Let’s put that in perspective.