Toronto Maple Leafs: Head Coach Ron Wilson Not Quite Getting the Big Picture

November 9th, 2010 by Jonathon Austin Leave a reply »
Ron Wilson seems to have difficulty understanding that while his job in Toronto may not be in jeopardy, his reputation certainly is.

Even though general manager Brian Burke has seemingly presented Wilson with a “free pass” for the remainder of this season, Wilson has yet to realize the media is still going to take its share of potshots at him—and deservedly so.

Now into his third season with the Maple Leafs, Wilson has done very little to convince Leaf fans that he is making this hockey team better.

The Buds' play on special teams has undergone marginal improvement, where they rank 20th and 21st league wide in power-play and penalty kill percentage.

Wilson has juggled with a variety of player combinations on the first line, but none have resulted in increased productivity. Meanwhile, the Leafs continue to play sloppily defensively.

Personnel changes aside, this team is playing the same brand of boring, ineffective hockey Leafs teams have since the lockout.

While watching an exciting tilt between Western conference front runners Detroit and Vancouver Saturday night, I couldn’t help but ma ...

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