Let's get Leafy
My is it taking a turn for the absurd here in Toronto:
According to a source, Ferguson attempted to have Maurice replaced as coach late last week but was prevented from doing so. After a terrible weekend, Ferguson may make one last ditch effort to change coaches.It is ugly here. That 5-1 loss to Phoenix, given the general public feels those Coyotes are essentially an ECHL team, was about as bad as it gets. It's a good thing the Grey Cup party had been here all week, or sports radio would have buried John Ferguson by now.
"There's a lot going on there right now," said an NHL insider. "You have a general manager who thinks he's provided a coach with good players. You have a coach who the players clearly aren't working for. I could see one fired, the other fired, or both of them fired."
It's not a ringing endorsement for your tenure as GM when the only reason reports have you staying in that seat is that they can't find someone competent to replace you.
Heck, they can't find someone incompetent to do it, at least not yet.
It's hard to believe, given all of the competition, but as of this weekend, this is officially the most dysfunctional franchise in the league.
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