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05-07-2008, 09:59 AM
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Leafs fire Maurice

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05-07-2008, 10:01 AM
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i though they would get a gm first befor doing this

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The exploding of the Leafs begins.

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Wow, didn't see that coming.

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I don't think he's really to blame, but I can understand why they would do that.

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Wow, out of left field.


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Please hire him, Doug Wilson
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05-07-2008, 10:08 AM
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Sharks and Maurice would be a great fit, IMO.

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That makes perfect sense. Fire the guy that took a roster that was completely immersed in turmoil for the better part of a season and turned them into a playoff contender. Then again, maybe Toronto not getting Stamkos had something to do with it.

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05-07-2008, 10:15 AM
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Wow this is surprising to say the least. I really thought that they would have waited until they had a GM hired before deciding what to do with Paul Maurice.

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If i was the pending new GM, I'd be happy. One less mess to clean up.

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If i was the pending new GM, I'd be happy. One less mess to clean up.
Minus the fact that now they also have to deal with finding a new coach.

If there's a full clean of house to go along with this then it makes sense. Otherwise this only adds to the disorder amongst our staff. I'll pass judgment on this one after July 1st.

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Is it possible that a candidate-in-waiting asked them to do this, and/or every candidate was going to fire him anyway?

Does seem kinda weird to ax him when you don't even have a GM yet...

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The real question here to me is whether or not the Leafs choose to go the Charles Wang route and pick a coach before a GM. It's possible that there's some coach out there who they are completely enamored with and want to lock down ASAP, and that's why they pulled the trigger on Maurice.

It's also possible that they think the GM search will go on for some time, and they want to give Maurice a chance to get another job (instead of leaving him in limbo until a new boss who very well might want his own coach anyway is hired.)

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I don't think he's really to blame, but I can understand why they would do that.
He's a **** coach, really.

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So either Cliff Fletcher is going to pick a new coach to saddle the new GM with; or he's going to start making trades/signings with zero idea as to what the (nonexistent) coach wants for next year's roster. Brilliant.

Things are such a disaster in Toronto right now.

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Wasn't his fault

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I don't think he's really to blame, but I can understand why they would do that.
He is to blame. You're probably thinking he's really good with the media so he's a good coach. No offense. He's a nice guy but a horrible coach.

- Doesn't know how to utilize his players.
- Overplays one goalie hence burnout risk
- Horrible line combos
- Putting 6 players on the ice in the third when the game is out of reach.
- Missed the playoffs for 2 consecutive years - imo we had fringe playoff teams (as was witnessed 2 years ago) and this past year we sucked, but I thought the team was a little more talented.
- Pretty sure he didn't know how to motivate players to win as they constantly blew 3rd period leads at the beginning of the regular season

Overall, he sucked. Probably good in the AHL, but as an NHL level coach, forget it. And thank God he is gone. Hopefully we can finally have an NHL caliber coach again. Not some idiot behind the bench. Only one can wish.

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05-07-2008, 10:54 AM
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Too bad, he's a good coach and he's great with young players.

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I find it interesting that most fans from other teams think he's not at fault, but if you ask Leaf fans or even Hurricanes fans, they will tell you the same thing. He is not a quality coach.

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Too bad, he's a good coach and he's great with young players.
He's better suited to an AHL role. He did a solid job with the Marlies, but was abysmal with the Leafs.

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05-07-2008, 10:57 AM
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Too bad, he's a good coach and he's great with young players.
LMAO. Both of those statements are far from the truth, especially the last one.

BYE BYE MAURICE.

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