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05-07-2008, 10:39 AM
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Good for Maurice. He'll get a new job before september on a better team in a better city.

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05-07-2008, 10:40 AM
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Pat Quinn's back???

Wouldn't surprise me to see Bob Hartley or Pat Burns in that position....

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05-07-2008, 10:42 AM
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Look at the team he has had the last two years, even Scotty Bowman would have trouble getting those plugs into the playoffs.
Regardless, it's crazy how overrated he is in the media.

The guy has great personal skills and it has these guys in a trance.

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05-07-2008, 10:43 AM
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Pat Quinn's back???

Wouldn't surprise me to see Bob Hartley or Pat Burns in that position....
Tie Motha ****in' Domi

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05-07-2008, 10:44 AM
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Pat Quinn's back???

Wouldn't surprise me to see Bob Hartley or Pat Burns in that position....
Naan. They need to hire someone we hate, not good guys like that.

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Don't know what to think of this. I wonder who they will look to bring in.
Maurice was not the problem there. Think this was a pretty dumb move personally. Maurice will have absolutely no trouble at all finding a job on another team.

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05-07-2008, 10:47 AM
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Look at the team he has had the last two years, even Scotty Bowman would have trouble getting those plugs into the playoffs.
yeah, he took a team that missed the playoffs by 1 point, added a quality #1 goalie, a previous season 40 goal scorer, and finished far worse.

switch the coach alone, and i think this team is already considerably better. Once Quinn left, I could see the difference in the way the team plays. They play soft, the PP is not as effective, theyve had defensive issues, and he hurt some of the younger players development.

He was one of Toronto's biggest problems IMO, and i think Leafs and Hurricanes fans both feel he was not a good coach.

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05-07-2008, 10:48 AM
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Regardless, it's crazy how overrated he is in the media.

The guy has great personal skills and it has these guys in a trance.
How was he overrated in the media? The only talk about him usually was whether was if or when he was going to be fired

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05-07-2008, 10:55 AM
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yeah, he took a team that missed the playoffs by 1 point, added a quality #1 goalie, a previous season 40 goal scorer, and finished far worse.

switch the coach alone, and i think this team is already considerably better. Once Quinn left, I could see the difference in the way the team plays. They play soft, the PP is not as effective, theyve had defensive issues, and he hurt some of the younger players development.

He was one of Toronto's biggest problems IMO, and i think Leafs and Hurricanes fans both feel he was not a good coach.
I found just the opposite, but you'd be a better judge then me. My only reference is the games TO played the Habs. I just found with Maurice, the Leafs played a much more "in your face" forcheck/offensive game that drove teams nuts. If anything it was poor defense that was the Leaf's downfall. Again, from my limited exposure.

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05-07-2008, 10:57 AM
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I found just the opposite, but you'd be a better judge then me. My only reference is the games TO played the Habs. I just found with Maurice, the Leafs played a much more "in your face" forcheck/offensive game that drove teams nuts. If anything it was poor defense that was the Leaf's downfall. Again, from my limited exposure.
That's because the only time the Leafs played good hockey was against us and Ottawa.

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05-07-2008, 11:02 AM
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How was he overrated in the media? The only talk about him usually was whether was if or when he was going to be fired
The TO media never questioned him (rarely). As a Habs fan, I can honestly say he is a terrible coach and the leafs are better off for it.

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05-07-2008, 11:03 AM
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yeah, he took a team that missed the playoffs by 1 point, added a quality #1 goalie, a previous season 40 goal scorer, and finished far worse.

switch the coach alone, and i think this team is already considerably better. Once Quinn left, I could see the difference in the way the team plays. They play soft, the PP is not as effective, theyve had defensive issues, and he hurt some of the younger players development.

He was one of Toronto's biggest problems IMO, and i think Leafs and Hurricanes fans both feel he was not a good coach.
I thought they played way over their heads (new coach effect) the year before and this past year was better indication of the talent level on the team.

Still I never expected the Leafs to be as bad as they were for the most part.

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05-07-2008, 11:05 AM
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That's because the only time the Leafs played good hockey was against us and Ottawa.
Well that would explain it!

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05-07-2008, 11:06 AM
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I liked Maurice as a coach until he blamed AK-46 for injuring McCabe.

Another dumb move by Toronto management and I can't wait for them to sign Tie Domi to be their new head coach.
I don't know guys, how does Maurice turn a team with improved goaltending, a much improved Antropov and added scoring depth into a team with fewer points and a lower finish?

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05-07-2008, 11:10 AM
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I"m not surprised he was fired, just a little surprised at the timing of it. My gut feeling is that Pat Burns will end up in Toronto, I'm hoping I'm wrong.

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Ottawa is looking for a coach. Toronto is now looking for a coach. I guess both franchises will now have to battle each other again.

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05-07-2008, 11:21 AM
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Ottawa is looking for a coach. Toronto is now looking for a coach. I guess both franchises will now have to battle each other again.
This is going to go well...

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05-07-2008, 11:23 AM
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Tie Motha ****in' Domi
Watch him be GM!

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05-07-2008, 11:25 AM
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Ottawa is looking for a coach. Toronto is now looking for a coach. I guess both franchises will now have to battle each other again.
In that case, my money is on Ottawa getting the better deal. I can see it now:

"At the 11th hour, Pat Burns decides to give our Nation's Capital a try, behind the bench. Burns, the front runner for Toronto's vacant spot, left Leaf Management no choice but to fall back on their plan B, fan favorite, Tie Domi."

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05-07-2008, 11:35 AM
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In that case, my money is on Ottawa getting the better deal. I can see it now:

"At the 11th hour, Pat Burns decides to give our Nation's Capital a try, behind the bench. Burns, the front runner for Toronto's vacant spot, left Leaf Management no choice but to fall back on their plan B, fan favorite, Tie Domi."
Just try to imagine the following scenario...

"At the 11th hour, Paul Maurice decides to give our Nation's Captital a try, behind the bench. The Leaf management then counters and hire John Paddock"...


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Or this scenario.

"Leafs sign Brian Burke"

Today, the Maple Leafs shocked the hockey world by hiring Brian Burke at the position of General Manager.

Burke, 47, who previously was manager of a Zellers store in Saskatoon, was surprised when he received the call. Still, he agreed to go forward in an adventure that is new for him, despite years of experience in EA NHL games.

Richard Peddie said of the signing "Hey, it's the closest we got of getting a guy named Brian Burke with management experience. I believe he will continue the long history of Leafs excellence spanning 4 decades".

The other Brian Burke, GM for the Anaheim Ducks, only referred to the hiring as "creepy".

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05-07-2008, 11:48 AM
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Pierre Mcguire to coach the Leafs?

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Pierre Mcguire to coach the Leafs?
"Coach, they're killin us out there! What do we do!?"

"BAM! WHAMO! MONSTER!"

"o... ok... thanks coach."

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I don't know guys, how does Maurice turn a team with improved goaltending, a much improved Antropov and added scoring depth into a team with fewer points and a lower finish?
To be fair without some of their injuries and with a real backup goalie who doesn't go 2-9-5 they have a decent shot at the playoffs.

We all think McCabe isn't that good around here but him going down for like 2 months that would have a similar effect on our team if say Hamrlik went down 2 months and we saw how bad our D looked when he was out for those 5 games. I hate the Leafs and i'm not sticking up for them but that's just my opinion.

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according to your friendly neighbourhood rumour monger for profit, barry melrose is looking to or will be back in the nhl behind the bench shortly..
maybe he'll end up in TO? haha

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