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A Tough Position For Peter Horachek

from Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star,

One of the hardest things for Maple Leafs coach Peter Horachek to hear right now is talk he shouldn’t be the Leafs’ coach at all.

With his club 1-11 since he took over the coaching reins, Leafs Nation is rife with talk that, maybe, it wasn’t so bad under former coach Randy Carlyle after all.

Horachek’s mantra is to keep pressing forward with the process, but he’s not idling and hoping for a break from critics and a bone from the Hockey Gods in the form of a win.

Horachek is likely more frustrated than any of his players or fans; this is a coach who spent nine years as an assistant in a solid Nashville Predators program, took over a hopeless situation on an interim basis in Florida last year, then progressed to an equally untenable situation in Toronto as an interim coach at the moment.

For the moment, Horachek remains stoic for public consumption, but is pressing buttons with his players harder and harder behind the scenes.

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