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Leafs sign Ron Wilson as Coach and Cliff Fletcher stays ...

Leafs sign Ron Wilson as Coach and Cliff Fletcher stays ...

What do you think of the lastest developments of
the Toronto Maple Leafs? What do you think of
Ron Wilson as a coach? How about Cliff Fletcher
staying on as GM for another year?

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.

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 teamS 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.

I am very interested to hear your thoughts

Best Regards
Michael Grant
http://mapleleafs.ning.com
Tags: anderson, cliff, coach, fletcher, gilbert, gm, greg, john, leafs, maple, ron, stays, toronto, wilson
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