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Wilson Failing In Toronto

from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,

All season long, Brian Burke has remained steadfast in his support of head coach Ron Wilson – and that’s a good thing.

Few coaches have a fair shot at success – or survival – without the explicit backing of their GM.

Still, some have suggested repeatedly, and snidely, that only Wilson’s position as head coach of the U.S Olympic team, with Burke also his boss there, has protected him from dismissal.

The implied accusation is that Burke is putting the welfare of the American team ahead of the needs of the Leafs.

It certainly has created a peculiar dynamic and Wilson’s overt praise of various U.S. Olympians in recent days has made it even more uncomfortable as the fortunes of the Leafs have plummeted.

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Filed in: NHL Teams, Toronto Maple Leafs, Non-NHL Hockey, International Hockey, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: ron+wilson, team+usa

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