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Burke Says Ron Wilson Will Be Back Next Year

from James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail,

Wilson has one year remaining on a four-year deal he signed in the summer of 2008, but spent much of the first half of this season under fire as Toronto sank to the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings.

The Leafs have since orchestrated a remarkable turnaround, going 22-13-6 since Jan. 1, in their finest sustained stretch under Wilson.

“I said back in the fall, we would not consider a change, even when all the hounds were baying,” Burke said. “I feel the same way now. Ron is coaching this team next year.”

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WingMan's avatar

I think it was a given he would start the season as the coach.  He will be on a short leash though, and if the team gets off to a bad start or has a bad month I would expect Wilson to be a goner.  If the team plays like they have since the all-star break they should challenge for a playoff spot…  Only this time coming up short will not be acceptable.

Posted by WingMan from The Q C on 03/30/11 at 11:28 PM ET

Hank1974's avatar

The Leafs always look good once they’re out of the playoff picture. They do this every stinking year.
Having Wilson on the bench again next season means another early golf season.
Honta-Yo, Baby!

Posted by Hank1974 on 03/31/11 at 11:13 AM ET

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I couldn’t believe what Ron Wilson said today , April 1 2011 . He goes on to say ” the way were paying it rite know it doesn’t matter who’s in net for us , to be quite honest . This guy with out James reimer would have been fired brung in giggy or the monster with all there health problems , I don’t like Ron Wilson he is an idiot like Don Cherry said !!!

Posted by Jay s on 04/02/11 at 09:48 AM ET

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The way were playing rite know it doesn’t matter who’s in net for us that’s what Wilson said at practice April 1 2011 , this guy is a idiot , Reimer has played so well , why don’t you bring in giggy then and watch him pull his groin.

Posted by Jay s on 04/02/11 at 09:53 AM ET

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