Leafs sign Ron Wilson as Coach before signing GM.

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  1. Torontomapleleafsmg

    Torontomapleleafsmg Juniors

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    Leafs sign Ron Wilson as Coach before signing GM.
    What do you think of the lastest developments of
    the Toronto Maple Leafs? What do you think of
    Ron Wilson as a coach?
    My opinion is there were other options to hire as
    a coach. For one I felt Greg Gilbert (coach of Toronto
    Marlies AHL) should have been given a shot at the
    Leaf coaching job. Or give John Anderson (Coach
    of Chicago Wolves AHL) a chance as the Leaf
    coach. During the NHL playoffs Don Cherry on
    'Coaches Corner' said the reason John Anderson
    has not recieved any NHL coaching interviews
    is because he was too busy winning championships
    in AHL.
    If you remember the press conference when Paul
    Maurice was fired as Leaf coach, Cliff Fletcher
    said it was the natural process to hire a GM first
    and let the new GM decide who he will bring in
    as his coaching staff.
    Then what does Cliff Fletcher do? Hire a coach
    before hiring a GM. Cliff Fletcher also stated in
    that pressconference that The Leafs Management
    is operating Normally.
    Anyone else see they say one thing and do the
    opposite? I think the real truth is Paul Maurice
    was fired because the Leafs did not make the
    playoffs. The speach about cleaning the house
    for new GM to hire his people is just a more
    favorable excuse for letting Maurice go. It just
    was not the truth.
    Any how I am not really impressed in Ron Wilson.
    I mean he is a good coach but his winning percentage
    is not as high as I would have liked in a Toronto
    Maple Leaf Coach. Here is Ron wilsons general
    career coaching stats:
    Regular Season
    GP W L T OL PTS PTS%
    1091 518 426 101 46 1183 .542
    Playoffs
    G Plyf W Plyf L Plyf T Plyf W% Plyf
    82 41 41 0 .500
    Main thing with Ron Wilson is the stigma of the
    teams he coached only two team went beyond the
    second round of the playoffs including this year.
    Here is his playoff stats History
    1993-94 Anaheim Mighty Ducks - out of playoffs
    1994-95 Anaheim Mighty Ducks - out of playoffs
    1995-96 Anaheim Mighty Ducks - out of playoffs
    1996-97 Anaheim Mighty Ducks - lost in round 2
    1997-98 Washington Capitals - lost in finals
    1998-99 Washington Capitals - out of playoffs
    1999-00 Washington Capitals - lost in round 1
    2000-01 Washington Capitals - lost in round 1
    2001-02 Washington Capitals - out of playoffs
    2003-04 San Jose Sharks - lost in round 3
    2005-06 San Jose Sharks - lost in round 2
    2006-07 San Jose Sharks - lost in round 2
    So overall I am not impressed with Ron Wilson's
    playoff record. At this point I dont think there is
    any pressure to win as the Leafs are in rebuilding
    stage that will probably take 4 years to become
    competitive again.
    So now that the Leafs hire a coach before a GM
    does this mean Cliff Fletcher is going to stay on
    for another year perhaps to wait till Brian Burke
    is available to sign as GM with Toronto Maple Leafs.
    I am very interested to hear your thoughts
    Best Regards
    Michael Grant
    http://mapleleafs.ning.com
     
  2. CanadianSteve

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    "So now that the Leafs hire a coach before a GM
    does this mean Cliff Fletcher is going to stay on
    for another year perhaps to wait till Brian Burke
    is available to sign as GM with Toronto Maple Leafs."
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    I think this is it exactly. Burke and Wilson are old friends, so the hiring sends a message to Burke that they want him. Plust Wilson is a veteran capable coach, so it's a good hire anyway.
     

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