Ron Wilson needs to be fired! 4 years of Failure.
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12-19-2011, 01:33 PM
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Pat Quinn was a good coach as was Pat Burns. Those two guys brought Toronto closer to the holy grail than anybody else in my lifetime. Quinn was a decent GM too. I gotta say...this duo of Burke/Wilson are making me laugh....they are so arrogant and cocky and spinning their wheels. For the most part Leafs Nation is deserving of these two d1cks....constantly defending them for being crass, obnoxious and egotisitical. These guys will bring Toronto zero results. Even a playoff appearance seems more and more unlikely as the season wears on.... They are still in the thick of it but as many pointed out... the way they are playing will soon catch up to them. And those were correct. The sked was failry easy up until recentlly..and those were correct....Can't be carried by two guys all the year long...and they were correct. The team is in a Downward spiral...and those were correct. All these obvious signs were right in front of us but many refused to acknowledge them, all the while berating and calling out posters who suggested such bold predicitions. Leafs are but a .500 team and if they don't start to improve on some of their sloppy, offense-first style of play, may find themselves in the same postion of years past. Playing catchup, feverishly trying to get into the top 8.
With the speak of Wilson getting his extension now being reported, the future looks bleak, IMO. More of the same. There are coaches falling all around the Leafs but Ron Wilson will get another 3 years? Comical.
The arguments against Quinn are almost identicle to the arguments against Wilson today. The only difference is, Quinn refused to teach/instruct young players, and didn't do well in that role. He had success with a very veteran team, with no defence and little system/strategy. But he did seem to be a good motivator, although he wasn't well liked by many who played for him. Many, many players over the years spoke out against him and his style.
One difference for Quinn was, he avoided conflict with the media. And by avoided, I mean literally.
Funny how that works.
When asked about the differences between Pat Quinn and his current coach with the San Jose Sharks, Ron Wilson, McCauley did not hesitate.
"I can tell you that there is really no comparison in the amount of instruction and advice that I've gotten," he said. "It's been much more positive here than it was in Toronto. The only real advice I got as a Leaf was to put up more points, offensively."
"I wasn't ridiculed or anything (by Quinn), but there was never really any advice as to what I should do -- just put up more points. That's easy to say, but a little help along the way has made a big difference."
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