Ranking the Best Candidates for the Toronto Maple Leafs Head Coaching Job

April 13th, 2015 by Tom Urtz Jr. Leave a reply »
On Sunday, Peter Horachek was relieved of his duties as head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs after finishing the season with a record of 9-28-5. He stepped into the picture in January after Randy Carlyle, 21-16-3 at the time, was fired.

The Leafs have some systemic issues that need to be corrected, which may require a massive rebuild. Hiring a coach will be the most important piece of the rebuild, because the coach will set the tone and the direction for the team going forward.

The general manager will add pieces to the roster, but having a confident and qualified voice behind the bench to sculpt those pieces will be key.

This is a situation in which a long-term coach should be installed—not one who is simply there to oversee the rebuild. There are a number of qualified and experienced candidates, and here are the best available potential head coaches for the Leafs.

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