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THE QUESTIONS WITH Randy Carlyle

June 11, 2007
June 11, 2007

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June 11, 2007

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
NHL
Wrestling
JAKE PEAVY

THE QUESTIONS WITH Randy Carlyle

DUCKS COACH

What was yourwelcome-to-NHL-coaching moment?
My first game [in 2005]. We were in Chicago, and I'd had the flu for four days.I was literally sweating on the bench, and when [the Blackhawks] scored theirfirst goal, I had only four guys on the ice.

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Your mostembarrassing moment?
When I was playing [as a Winnipeg Jets defenseman in 1985] and [opposingcenter] Bernie Nicholls called my nickname—"Hey, Kitty"—and I passed tohim. He was alone in front of our net, and diving back [on defense], I hit mycalf on the post. I missed 10 days.

If I werecommissioner for a day, I'd....
That could get me in trouble.... I'd like to say something along the line ofofficiating, but I don't want to. I'll go with getting rid of the shootout.That's been a thorn in my side.

If I weren't inthe NHL, I'd ...
probably be coaching in the American Hockey League or the East Coast League orjunior hockey—wherever I could.

LAST WEEK
With Anaheim leading Ottawa three games to one in the finals, Carlyle wasdrawing nearer to his first Stanley Cup.

NEXT WEEK
Win or lose, Carlyle plans to spend his off-season hunting and fishing in hisnative Ontario.

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