Hey Hey, Ho Ho – Ron Wilson’s Got To Go!
After driving to Raleigh North Carolina and seeing the Leafs blow a late 3-1 third period lead and lose to the lowly Hurricanes in over-time, my opinion that Ron Wilson needs to be fired was once again reaffirmed.
A large reason why the Leafs recent slide continues is because of their poor penalty kill. Lately anytime, they take a penalty, a goal is pretty much guaranteed for their opponent.
Now the Leafs canned both of their assistant coaches at the end of last season, and spared Wilson. Their play has marginally improved this season, but still is not great. They still are in danger of missing the playoffs again, for the seventh straight season, if they don’t pick up their socks. The team roster has been completely overhauled, assistant coaches replaced, and a new general manager has been installed. The only hockey operations person who hasn’t been replaced is the head coach. What other team do you know of besides my Toronto Maple Leafs that hang on to a coach that hasn’t made the playoffs for 3 consecutive years with one team? Wilson’s record barely is over .500. At the end of the day, he can’t hide behind smoke screens and mirrors forever and he has to be held responsible. He’s got to go!!!!!!
I don’t know what Leaf General Manager Brian Burke was thinking extending his contract on Christmas. As far as I’m concerned, Wilson’s record with the Leafs doesn’t warrant a contract extension. As much as I hate the Habs, I give them credit for giving Jacques Martin a chance to coach the team. It didn’t work out, and so they turfed him. Look for current Canadien Head Coach Randy Cunneyworth to be canned at season’s end, if not before.
What do you think?
…and that is the Last Word!