This year, the Ducks have won just 6 of 19 games (6-10-3) and like just about everything else Carlyle has tried, the meetings had little immediate impact.
“Probably not,” said Joffrey Lupul. “We came out and played probably our worst game of the year. But it was good to hear feedback from the coach and I’m sure he likes feedback from us. But at the end of the day, it’s about the results. And it’s definitely not the result we were looking for (Monday) night.
“We’ve had lots of meetings,” captain Scott Niedermayer added. “So far they haven’t been productive, but you have to try and get on the same page, and get the approach that’s going to work for this team to get out there and play well.”
So what did the coach gain?
“One-on-one meetings give you an opportunity to get feedback from players, and for you to give your feedback in a full one-on-one environment,” Carlyle said.