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Back To School For Maurice

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

And then, there’s Paul Maurice, who is hitting the books.

“Every time I get fired, I like to take a few courses,” Maurice told ESPN.com on Friday. He is studying business at the University of Windsor (Ontario). “I commute from Toronto and take a few classes down there. Although, last week, the faculty went on strike and that put a bit of a fly in the ointment.”

He’s inching closer to finishing his degree.

“Yeah, I’m on a 22-year plan to get my degree,” said Maurice, never a stranger to a punch line.

more and a note on John Ferguson Jr. too.

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Sharks Add JFJ To Scouting Staff

from TSN,

The San Jose Sharks have bolstered their scouting departments with a pair of faces that should be very familiar to hockey fans.

On Saturday the Sharks added former Maple Leafs’ general manager John Ferguson Jr. and former Chicago Blackhawks coach Dirk Graham to their staff as professional scouts.

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JFJ- Trade Analyzer

from TSN,

With two weeks to go until the NHL Trade Deadline, TSN today announced it has acquired John Ferguson Jr. as a guest analyst for the NHL on TSN and TradeCentre 08, marking the former Toronto Maple Leafs GM’s debut as a television analyst.

“I made many trades over 10 deadlines in management with St. Louis and Toronto,” Ferguson says. “I look forward to plying a new trade with TSN this deadline.”

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The Future Of John Ferguson Jr.

from the Toronto Sun,

Asked about his future in the league, Ferguson replied: “I’ve had one call and I suspect there will be plenty more. I already have 22 messages on my phone.”

During his farewell press conference at the Air Canada Centre yesterday, Ferguson repeated several times that he was “proud of his record” with the Leafs, despite the fact that his team reached the playoffs just once in his 31/2 seasons at the helm.

MLSEL president Richard Peddie didn’t share those same fond memories of Ferguson’s tenure, stating the outgoing GM “didn’t deliver” on his original plan.

read on

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Report- JFJ On His Way Out

from TSN,

John Ferguson Jr.‘s tenure as general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs looks as though it is coming to an end.

Sources tell TSN the Maple Leafs board of directors met on Monday and decided to make a change. A formal announcement is expected today.

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added 10:05am, via Sportsnet,

Despite reports Tuesday suggesting John Ferguson’s tenure is finished with the Maple Leafs, CEO Richard Peddie said “I have not fired John,” when contacted by Sportsnet.ca.

update 11:23am, via TSN,

TSN has learned that the Toronto Maple Leafs have fired General Manager John Ferguson Jr. The team informed Ferguson of his fate earlier this morning.

added 11:44am, The Toronto Maple Leafs have scheduled a news conference for 1:00pm ET today.

added 11:51am, from Sportsnet,

The Maple Leafs have replaced general manager John Ferguson Jr. with former GM Cliff Fletcher.

The Maple Leafs will announce the changes at an afternoon press conference Tuesday.

Sources tell Sportnset that Fletcher will hold an interim GM position for at least six months before moving up to an executive role for the next two years.

more

added 11:57am
, CBC reporting news conference is at 2:30pm ET., so who knows now what time it really is.

added 12:01pm, Read the press release from the Leafs.

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Is The End Near For JFJ?

from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail,

It appears John Ferguson will not serve out the final months of his contract as general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

In light of the Maple Leafs’ most recent losing streak, which culminated in a 5-2 loss Thursday night to the last-place team in the NHL, the Los Angeles Kings, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment president Richard Peddie said Friday morning that the board will be discussing Ferguson’s future very soon. His contract expires in June.

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JFJ- Survivor

from Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun,

Just when you think he has gone under the waves for good, weighted by the fat contracts he doled out for defencemen, his free-agent forays or tangled in the twine of three controversial goaltender moves, his team gets hot or his boss tosses him a life preserver.

Such fluctuations make it hard to judge Ferguson’s impact, other than the Leafs have had two close calls with making the playoffs. Is this season already a write-off as one broadsheet columnist boldly claimed, or is this modest December indicative of a better second half?

read on

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