Sunday, March 4, 2012
The Leafs win for new bench boss Randy Carlyle
The Toronto Maple Leafs did something on Saturday that the club has not done in their last six games and not at all on a Saturday night since February 4th..... WIN. In what has been a whirlwind in Leafs Nation the past 24 hours, it's always nice to win and no one better to do it against then the Habs.
Let's recap the last few hours in Toronto, Brian Burke fires Ron Wilson on Friday night after the club's February run of 4-9-1 that has seen the club drop right out of the playoffs in the Eastern Conference and as last night's game got underway, we sat twelfth in the conference. The Leafs are closer to a lottery pick in this June's entry draft then we are go getting into the post season.
Brian Burke finally decides to pull the trigger and into town comes 2007 Stanley Cup winner and Burke's former coach in Anaheim Randy Carlyle. Carlyle is the coach who should deliver the truculence that Burke has been wanting. The new coach will have the current Leaf players wishing that they had played harder for their former coach.
Carlyle has been signed to a three year contract and will try to right the ship and get this club back into the playoffs but one thing is for certain the next 18 games is a try out for many in the blue and white, as Carlyle looks to mold the team into his team and for all of us at Leafs Nation... hopefully a playoff team.
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