Poll: Who do you want as the Head Coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs?

Poll: Who do you want as the Head Coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs?

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Randy Carlyle

Fans and media are calling for Randy Carlyle’s head and it looks as if he is as good as gone as Coach.

Vote for your replacement in the poll below. Not there? Drop it in the comments.

Who do you want to coach the Toronto Maple Leafs?

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AllllLeafs
AllllLeafs

Personally, i would want either DeBoer, or........


Barry Trotz! His time is up in Nashville, and he is a well respected coach around the league. He would also help in the development of Rielly and Gardiner(assuming we keep him), as he is known for developing defensemen.

Alabama Maple Leaf
Alabama Maple Leaf

I want a John Brophy or a Pat Burns type............Problem is, I don't think that type of man exists in sports anymore.

Craig
Craig

Get Torts out of Vancouver.  The Leafs need a coach that they fear.  Just bring him in for 2 years to whip 'em into shape and then get a real coach. 

loomx
loomx

You know, a lot of people hate on Gillis, and yeah, it's his fault that they are where they are right now. The Luongo debacle was horrid. But really, where he went wrong was when he tried to change how the team he built played. This is a team that went to the Stanley Cup Finals by beating the defending champs in 7 games, beating the Preds and the Sharks, and then taking the Bruins to 7 games. But somehow they figured that they needed to change the way they played. All you heard out of Vancouver was that "they're too soft to match the Bruins". The attitude changed. They tried to play more like the Bruins instead of sticking to their game plan that worked. After that series, they seemed lost, they didn't know where to go. hmmmm, maybe it's better to play the way your plays are geared to playing rather than making them into something they're not. 

4evrblue
4evrblue

Lance Hornby @sunhornby 2m

If history repeats, Gillis could one day work in T.O. He was preceded out the door as Canucks GM by Quinn, Burke and Nonis, all Leaf GMs.

Soooooo anybody know a good assassin?

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Linden's in the mix according to radio out here in BC.

mr_hanie
mr_hanie

With Gillis out in Vancouver, Nonis can go back to his hometown now.

sharp_angle_shot
sharp_angle_shot

Hey fellas - I'm out here in LA for a visit (before Coachella), had some drinks with some friends who are "connected" here and they gave me the sense that Timmy Boy will get Gretz on board with the Leafs and that Rick Tochett (sp?) will be on the coaching staff, if not the head coach. Take that with a grain of salt, obviously, but thought I'd share. Having Gretzky be a part of the Leafs could attract free agents, no?

mr_hanie
mr_hanie

Laviolette took the Flyers to the final, with the most crappy goaltending in recent memory...pretty amazing

Chris Jay
Chris Jay

I'm surprised Steve Spott isn't on that list

mr_hanie
mr_hanie

If Nashville trading Weber, they want JVR and Rielly

Chris Jay
Chris Jay

So how long till Tortorella is announced as the Leafs new coach and Carlyle as the new coach of the Canucks?

bear19
bear19

@AllllLeafs  

Trotz has a pretty amazing record of making it to the playoffs year after year.

sign me up

mr_hanie
mr_hanie

@loomx "Sedin Sisters" was a media development that Gillis took far too seriously, and wanted the team to be a "forecheck dump and chase team...sound familar around here ????

Bruffins
Bruffins

@4evrblue  

if there were ever a thing that could make me no longer be a Leafs fan, this would be at the top of the list

The_Polish_Cannon
The_Polish_Cannon

@loomx  i've always liked Dangle, I remember watching his youtube videos back when he first started

The_Polish_Cannon
The_Polish_Cannon

@sharp_angle_shot  I can definitely see that happen. for 1) Gretzky with Leafs has been rumoured for a while now. and 2) This would be similar to Lieweke bringing in Drake for the Raptors. It would be a good start to bringing respectability to this organization.

Bruffins
Bruffins

@sharp_angle_shot  

if these things come true you should take one for the team and move to LA to be around those friends more often

Darkside Beleafer
Darkside Beleafer

@sharp_angle_shot Maybe Tocchet will punch out a few Leafs who are coasting in games like he punched out Jammy Jagr for being a dick to the referees.

donelikedinner
donelikedinner

@mr_hanie A friend of mine here at work played for Laviolette and said, him and Burns were the best coaches he played for. Hartley was by far the worst. Also, his brother in-law is still with the Panthers org. and they (players) didn't think Dineen had a clue. Just passing this on from someone more in the know than me.

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@mr_hanie cough cough, Pronger, cough.  And what other coach rode on Pronger's coattails?

sharp_angle_shot
sharp_angle_shot

Agreed. Plus, Gretz's kids are all grown up and he needs to be closer to his pops. He would turn the culture of the Leafs around and definitely attract players to the org.

sharp_angle_shot
sharp_angle_shot

Would love to. That's the plan, actually. To eventually move down here.

sharp_angle_shot
sharp_angle_shot

Thanks, MB! It's amazing what great weather does to the soul. This winter was too much for me.

loomx
loomx

@leafdreamer @Mind Bomb  Why does this matter? Who cares? Darryl Sutter didn't have a ring before 11-12. Why did LAK hire him? Babcock didn't have a ring before 07-08, why did Detroit hire him?

Mind Bomb
Mind Bomb

@leafdreamer @Mind Bomb   I am not big on Staal, but he would play a 2-1-2 and get the most out of the Players for 2 years, then he will lose the room, He has a shelf life as a coach, But hey, I would take him over RC everyday, all day