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Ron Wilson, Don’t You Know Where You Are?

from Damien Cox of The Spin,

Ron Wilson’s inability to comprehend he’s no longer coaching in San Jose - or Washington, or Anaheim for that matter - continues to confound.

Specifically, after three full seasons with the Leafs, Wilson is still unable to get his head around the fact that Toronto is a huge hockey media market compared to the others in which he once coached, and a market in which small stories can blow up into big ones if not managed effectively. Whether Wilson wants to acknowledge it or not, being able to capably steer the team through media-infested waters is a big part of being the head coach in Toronto.

A perfect example came Wednesday when it was announced by both Wilson and defenceman Cody Franson that Franson would make his Leaf debut on Saturday against Calgary. By doing it that way, what was a one-day story will now turn into a four-day story as the Leaf Nation chews on the issue of putting Franson in the lineup after he was acquired from Nashville during the summer.

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Cox is right for once and also explains why Toronto will never be able to build a winner, with a pit of vipers surrounding the team.

Posted by timbits on 10/13/11 at 12:13 PM ET

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Cox is also one of “them” he speaks of that makes the issue bigger than it needs to be.

Posted by TheFreak on 10/13/11 at 02:18 PM ET

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Is it Wilson’s fault these people are so insane and unable to generate interesting discussion?

Posted by tuxedoTshirt on 10/13/11 at 06:31 PM ET

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