Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Ron Wilson officially hired as Leafs coach: Says defence needs work

"This team needs a little more structure defensively," Wilson said. "It needs to do a better job killing penalties. I think I can help make a difference here."
At least somebody knows what they are talking about east of Regina. How many years have the Leafs and fans alike butchered goalies when the majority of the time it was the team defence that sucked. Love to toot my own horn...."but I told you so." Shitty Toronto team defence has been going on too long. If Wilson can get this bunch playing better team defence, I would say that the team could be successful immediately, regardless if they are rebuilding or not. But can he convince this bunch to do it? Does he have a gun to motivate them?
Also from Wilson today:
"I needed a little bit of time to wrap my head around this and make sure I was ready to handle this kind of responsibility," Wilson said on Monday. "It's been pretty unanimous from all of my colleagues, that they think I can handle this responsibility. I just needed a little bit of time to let the whole decision-making process percolate and I feel very comfortable right now."

Video of the Ron Wilson press conference.

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At June 11, 2008 at 11:04 a.m. , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know you thought Wilson was being cocky and a bit out-of-line after the Sharks were eliminated, but, man, he didn't stay unemployed for very long, did he?

I worked for Disney during the early days of the Ducks and the guy does seem to have a pretty good handle on the game and his teams.

I think the Leafs made a good call here. We'll see.

At June 11, 2008 at 11:18 a.m. , Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

I agree. Wilson has to get over that playoff hump. And what better way to do that than with his favorite team?
I'm just glad Fletcher brought in a defensive-minded coach.


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