Tomas Kaberle or Ron Wilson, Which One Should The Maple Leafs Let Go?

August 22nd, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Originally drafted in the eighth round (132nd overall) of the 1975 NHL Entry Draft, Ron Wilson grinded out an NHL career spanning a total of 177 games, making stops in Toronto, Minnesota, ending his career with 26 goals and 93 points.

After finishing his playing career with the Minnesota North Stars in 1987-88, Wilson took a coaching position with the Moncton Hawks of the AHL.

Wilson made the leap to the NHL in a timely fashion, landing an assistant coaching position with the Vancouver Canucks in 1990-91. Wilson turned his three year apprenticeship with the Vancouver Canucks into a head coaching position with the Anaheim Ducks (who went by the “Mighty Ducks” back then) in 1993-94.

Wilson quickly established himself as a visionary coach, insisting on adding technology as a coaching tool, going so far as to make it mandatory for all players to have a laptop so they could view game film.

Wilson spent the first three seasons with the Ducks finishing out of the playoffs, before he led the team to the playoffs in 1996-97, where the Ducks were eliminated in round two.

Wilson joined the Washington Capitals the next sea ...

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