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The NHL world is still digesting Brian Burke’s dismissal of coach Ron Wilson. With the Toronto Maple Leafs threatening to miss the playoffs, Burke took preemptive action.His buddy Randy Carlyle looked like an ideal coaching candidate for the Washington Capitals, where the Dale Hunter Experiment has earned just mixed results.But Burke landed Carlyle before Capitals GM George McPhee could go there.Let’s here what the experts had to say about all that:Mike Zeisberger, Toronto Sun: “This time around, those playing the Blame Game in the Maple Leafs offices didn't wag an accusing finger for the team's slippery slide at the media, a bad schedule, mediocre goaltending, global warming, whatever spin they could conjure up. This time around, the Toronto organization looked within it's own doors and took responsibility for what stands to be a seventh consecutive season without post-season hockey, a disgraceful run in front of a loyal fan base that deserves much better. They did it b...
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Hockey Night In Canada commentator Don Cherry verbally blasted Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke during Saturday night's broadcast.The former Boston Bruins coach called out Burke for not having enough Canadians on his team and for trying to get him fired."If you want Americans, you got the team. It's the only organization in Canada that cheers when Canada...
The Toronto Maple Leafs named recently fired Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle as their replacement for Ron Wilson, who was dismissed yesterday.
The Leafs held a press conference today, Saturday, March 3, to address the media.
Here’s the video:
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Mikhail Grabovski scored twice in the third period and Toronto gave Randy Carlyle a victory in his first game behind the Maple Leafs' bench, beating the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 on Saturday night.
The Maple Leafs fired Ron Wilson on Friday night and hired Carlyle, the former Toronto defenseman who was fired by Anaheim in December.
Matt Frattin also scored and Jonas Gustavsson...
The Toronto Maple Leafs fired head coach Ron Wilson on Friday, according to Darren Dreger of TSN.The move comes just a few months after Wilson was given a one-year contract extension in December.The Maple Leafs are 1-9-1 in their last 11 games and have dropped six straight.Wilson was hired in 2008 and was unable to guide the Maple Leafs to the playoffs during his tenure.Former Anaheim...
Randy Carlyle was officially introduced as the new head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday morning.
Signed to a three-year deal, Carlyle takes the helm from Ron Wilson, who was fired on Friday night. Wilson had received a one-year contract extension in late December.
Carlyle will look to help the Maple Leafs snap a six-game losing streak when they visit the Montreal Canadiens...
Because the trade deadline has now passed, the Toronto Maple Leafs can’t add or drop any more players. So it would make perfect sense that GM Brian Burke would fire coach and longtime friend Ron Wilson and replace him with equally prickly coach Randy Carlyle. There’s never a dull moment in Leafland, where things go really haywire when the team has won only once in the past 11...
The day after the mixed emotions regarding a coaching change from Ron Wilson to Randy Carlyle has most of Leaf Nation praising the previously fired Anaheim Ducks coach for adding a bit of flair to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Leafs were explosive in the shot department: 42-22, in their 3-1 win against the Montreal Canadiens.
And the three goals?
Randy Carlyle speaks...
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens are struggling mightily on defense, and not surprisingly, wins have been hard to come by for these rivals.
Goals could be in abundance Saturday night at the Bell Centre, as the fading Maple Leafs look to avoid extending their season-high losing streak to seven games when they meet a Canadiens team coming off its first win in two weeks...
By Patrick Powell (@Gordsie)
With the Leafs sitting in 11th place in the Eastern Conference on Friday, March 2, 2012, TSN’s Darren Dreger first reported that the Toronto Maple Leafs have fired head coach Ron Wilson.
Pierre LeBrun of TSN and ESPN has confirmed Dreger’s report.
Wilson, who became head coach of the “Buds” in June of 2008, guided the team to a disappointing...
In a move that took most everyone by surprise, the Maple Leafs relieved head coach Ron Wilson of his duties and reassigned assistant coach Rob Zettler Friday night in MontrÃ©al. The new head coach is former Leaf Randy Carlyle, who was let go by Anaheim last November.
The 55-year-old former Norris Trophy winner had a 273-182-61 record in over six seasons with the Ducks, making...