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03-01-2013, 11:14 AM
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“If you win, nobody gives a rat’s a--. That’s a fact,”

http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/...n_defence.html



Toronto Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle talks to Dion Phaneuf (left) and Colton Orr during a game against the Florida Panthers in Sunrise, Fla., Whatever he said worked as the Leafs won 3-0.

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It seems to irk Randy Carlyle, just a little bit, when he is labelled a “defensive-minded” coach.

But he’ll quite easily defend the grinding style of hockey his Toronto Maple Leafs are playing, which focuses on collapsing around the goalie in the defensive zone and keeping opponent shots coming from the perimeter.

“If you win, nobody gives a rat’s a--. That’s a fact,” says Carlyle. “They fire coaches when you don’t play sound defensively and you don’t have success. What would you do?

“You would adopt a defensive system and you would want to try to implement something that gives yourself a chance. That’s what everyone is trying to do. When you get into a game, you want to give yourself a chance to win. Don’t beat yourself.”

One year after replacing Ron Wilson as coach of the Maple Leafs, it’s evident there is more to the Carlyle method than a tenacious defence. Look no further than the success he has had with two players: Nazem Kadri and Colton Orr.

Kadri was Wilson’s whipping boy, portrayed by the former coach as a mistake-prone talent and another one of those entitled Ontario kids. Orr was a dinosaur to Wilson, who managed to convince former GM Brian Burke — who loves the bruisers — of the same thing.

Neither player is associated strongly with the word defence. Both are thriving under Carlyle. Kadri is among the team’s leading scorers. Orr is playing a bigger role in addition to that of resident enforcer. Carlyle believes in them and plays them to their strengths rather than exposing and deriding their weaknesses. He’s found them roles and made the most of them.

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Toronto Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle talks to Dion Phaneuf (left) and Colton Orr during a game against the Florida Panthers in Sunrise, Fla., Whatever he said worked as the Leafs won 3-0.
That is clearly Kadri and not Phaneuf on the left.

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Never noticed how much Dion and Kadri look alike before. It's really amazing.

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Really like Carlyle as coach....he has given Frattin & Kadri there chance to shine..

Love when he see's a fight or big hit on bench always smiling..

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Toronto Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle talks to Dion Phaneuf (left) and Colton Orr during a game against the Florida Panthers in Sunrise, Fla., Whatever he said worked as the Leafs won 3-0.
That's not Phaneuf on the left, he's on the right.

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That's not Phaneuf on the left, he's on the right.
Nah, he's the guy in the middle

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Pretty sure that's a picture of Matt Stajan, Pat Quinn, and Georges Laraque

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Colton is thinking about what he will have dinner tomorrow

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Colton is thinking about what he will have dinner tomorrow
Hmm.. What smurf to eat next? Rene Bourque wasn't enough.

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coltons thinking about the galaxy, spaceships and whatnot

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Hmm.. What smurf to eat next? Rene Bourque wasn't enough.
Grabo feels the same about Patches

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Universe is humongous big!

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Randy was asking Kadri who left the stinker in the washroom, Orr has a guilty look on his face.

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Pretty sure that's a picture of Matt Stajan, Pat Quinn, and Georges Laraque
Pretty sure all 3 of them are Georges Laraque

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Randy was asking Kadri who left the stinker in the washroom, Orr has a guilty look on his face.
Clearly the winner.

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Sitting in hotel lounge eating dinner literally lol'd.

Bump was req'd.

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Hmm.. What smurf to eat next? Rene Bourque wasn't enough.
He heard that Pac tastes good.

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Colton is thinking about what he will have dinner tomorrow
Oh man, that made me lol so hard because it's so true.

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"Hey Colton, 'earmuffs', we're talking hockey over here"
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RC: - Nazem, don't tell Colton, but....

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He heard that Pac tastes good.
Yeap, Leafs finally got some Ontario made vampires...

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