|Originally posted by Dior Homme |
WIlson will be fired this week. Especially if they lose the next game.
Well, it was good while it lasted... (the hope for this season).
|The Toronto Maple Leafs slide out of a playoff position has cost head coach Ron Wilson his job.|
According to TSN's Darren Dreger the club let Wilson go on Friday evening, two days after the club's 5-4 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Leafs, who only have one win in their last 11 games, have fallen out of a playoff spot, and currently sit in 11th place in the Eastern Conference.
The move comes just a few months after Wilson was given a one-year contract extension in late December.
Wilson's replacement has not been named, but it is believed that Randy Carlyle and Dallas Eakins are the front runners for the job.
Chants of "Fire Wilson!" echoed through Air Canada Centre when the Maple Leafs fell 5-3 to the Florida Panthers on (Tuesday) Feb. 28. The game marked Wilson's 1,400th career NHL game coached, tying him with Pat Quinn for fourth on the all-time list.
Hired in 2008, Wilson was unable to guide the Maple Leafs to the playoffs during his tenure. They currently own the NHL's second-longest playoff drought at seven years.
Wilson recorded a 34-35-13 mark in his Maple Leafs debut, the club finishing 12th in the Eastern Conference. The following year, the team posted a 30-38-14 record and finished last in the Conference. Last season, Wilson had his first winning season with the Maple Leafs, going 37-34-11, which was good enough for 10th in the Conference.
Through 64 games this season, the Maple Leafs are 29-28-7 under Wilson.