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.
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.
I want a John Brophy or a Pat Burns type............Problem is, I don't think that type of man exists in sports anymore.
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.
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.
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?
Laviolette took the Flyers to the final, with the most crappy goaltending in recent memory...pretty amazing
So how long till Tortorella is announced as the Leafs new coach and Carlyle as the new coach of the Canucks?
My main problem with Randy this year has been the player management more than it has been the "system". He leaned on this top line way too much, I want a coach who will play a four line game and reward whoever is playing good on any given night with more ice-time. I think RC fucked up big time with Ashton D'Amigo and Holland.
Trotz has a pretty amazing record of making it to the playoffs year after year.
sign me up
@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 ????
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
@loomx i've always liked Dangle, I remember watching his youtube videos back when he first started
@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.
if these things come true you should take one for the team and move to LA to be around those friends more often
@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.
@sharp_angle_shot Enjoy the nice weather, bastard :)
@GiuseppeM NO WAY !
@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.
@mr_hanie cough cough, Pronger, cough. And what other coach rode on Pronger's coattails?
@FrankFerrant but his fucked-up d system has been just as costly. most shots against ever, enough said.
@FrankFerrant I agree, I've said it before that Carlyle should have sat guys who aren't putting in the effort for the kids who will
his brother Hugh is kind of a dick...
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.