from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
Well if there’s anyone in the world who knows what Randy Carlyle is going through right now in Toronto, it’s Ron Wilson.
Just two years ago in early March 2012, after a late-season skid that dropped Toronto out of a playoff spot, Wilson was fired as Maple Leafs coach and replaced by Carlyle.
So yeah, with the Leafs currently mired in an eight-game losing streak that has dropped them out of a playoff spot and completely freaked out the league’s biggest hockey market, Wilson knows what his replacement is living.
“In Toronto, everything is always out of perspective; they’re either winning games and they’re planning the parade route,” began Wilson on Monday from his home near Hilton Head, S.C., “or you lose a couple of games and everything gets over-exaggerated.”
What Carlyle is going through now, Wilson has felt it.