François Allaire will not return as goalie coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs
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09-17-2012, 12:20 PM
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Looks like the results do matter after all.
Leafs finished 29th overall in goals against last season, and near the bottom in all Allaire seasons in Toronto. A lightning rod for valid criticism. Goaltending is critical to NHL success, so this is a position that requires results.
How will we even know he is gone, unless the new guy shows better on ice results and gets praised for the work?.
I admire Allaire for falling on his own sword and accepting accountability for his body of work.
It's not the goaltending coach's fault that the Leafs finished 29th overall in GA, and close to that in Allaire's 3 seasons in TO. That's completely asinine. It's the fault of the GM, and the personnel he hired.
By the time goaltender's get to the NHL, they don't (or shouldn't) need to be taught how to play the game. That's not what goalie coaches do. It's about tweaking things here and there, if they feel something needs tweaking.
Allaire was hardly, "falling on his own sword", as you so eloquently put, he's getting the hell out of dodge from a situation with two struggling goaltenders and a media faction putting all the blame entirely on him. Don't blame him in the least.
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