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Ron Wilson’s Losing Record In Toronto

from Damien Cox of the Spin,

If you’re keeping score at home, that’s 63 losses for Wilson during his Leaf tenure against 37 triumphs. Of those 63 defeats, 18 have been through either overtime or a shootout.

Of a possible 200 points, Wilson has achieved 92 for a “winning” percentage of .460.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is not good. The optimism from Wilson’s hiring is gone and it sure doesn’t feel fresh.

The tone? Well, the idea was that a teacher was coming to town, a no-nonsense bench boss who would make sure everything, from defensive zone coverage to the laundry, was done correctly. Wilson spoke of a new culture, an end to any sense of entitlement players might have, something he called the blue-and-white disease.

Interesting, then, to hear Wilson discussing on Monday the need to start benching players who make major errors early in games and punishing players for egregious errors.

Shouldn’t that have been happening, oh, 100 games earlier?

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