Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle's job could be in jeopardy

Toronto Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle talks to his players during practice at the Mastercard...

Toronto Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle talks to his players during practice at the Mastercard Centre in Toronto March 31, 2014. (DAVE THOMAS/QMI Agency)

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:30 PM ET

Conspicuous by his absence on Monday, as the Maple Leafs welcomed Brendan Shanahan and said goodbye to each other, was coach Randy Carlyle.

Also not part of the day’s festivities: Ringing endorsements going forward of Carlyle, who had no magic wand to wave as the Leafs crashed in their final 14 games, winning just two to miss the Stanley Cup playoffs by nine points.

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment president Tim Leiweke, during a news conference to introduce Shanahan as Leafs president, kept going back to several buzzwords.

Identity. Culture. Direction.

For Leiweke, there was little in the 2013-14 Leafs, if any.

“You look at that locker room and the talent that (general manager) Dave (Nonis) has put together, this team should have been better, and we’ll leave it at that,” Leiweke said.


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