François Allaire will not return as goalie coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs
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09-17-2012, 11:33 AM
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"To be honest, I don’t think the Leafs need a goalie coach,” Allaire, whose contract expired at the end of the season, said in a phone interview on Monday. “I think they have enough of them. They have two or three guys who were making decisions with the goalies. In the NHL, that’s not the way it works.
“If that’s the way they want to operate, then I’m not there.”
“I didn’t feel like I could do my job last year,” he said. “I wasn’t getting enough ice time. I wasn’t the only guy with [the goalies]. It’s not fair to the kids, not fair to me, not fair to anybody … I didn’t feel like I could work in this situation.”
Strange he wouldn't give the same coaching staff he had in Anaheim a bit of a leash. I can understand if Wilson was still around and he left, but with Carlyle it at least seems they'll focus on being more defensively responsible.
Sounds to me like he just wanted out and a fresh start (while getting some shots in on the way) wherever he goes - which is his prerogative after his contract is up.
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