Report: Maple Leafs' Peter Horachek won't be back as coach, other major changes coming

Thomas Drance
April 11 2015 09:40PM

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Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Peter Horachek didn't win many games as the club's interim bench boss, but he did accomplish something long believed to be impossible: he made Leafs fans miss Randy Carlyle. 

To the surprise of absolutely nobody Horachek will reportedly not be brought back as the Maple Leafs' coach, according to Sportsnet's Damien Cox. The changes may not stop there though, as the future of Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis remains in significant doubt.

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Postgame: End of an Era

Adam Laskaris
April 11 2015 08:31PM

Tonight marks the end of an era. A long, overdue goodbye to a harmful piece of the Leafs organization that despite having a large number of fans supporting him, never really had the success to match it. 

(Tyler Bozak? Colton Orr? Dave Nonis? Peter Horacheck? Who knows, really. But this was likely the last hurrah for one or more of the gentlemen of the Leafs' brass.)

Oh, and the Leafs played a somewhat entertaining 4-3 hockey game against their rival Montreal Canadiens.

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April 11 2015 05:30PM


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Marlies win back-to-back over Rochester, pull ahead in playoff race

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 11 2015 04:29PM

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So, did somebody ship the Nashville Predators organization a crate of soul-stealing water? We've seen the parent club go from Presidents Trophy favourites to pretty good. Their AHL affiliate? Even worse; the Milwaukee Admirals have just one win in their past ten. Overtime losses have lessened the blow a bit, but it's very possible that they'll miss the playoffs.

This is all to the Toronto Marlies' gain, though. They just need to keep winning, and had a pair of games against the also-struggling Rochester Americans to work with. A combined eight goals later, and the Marlies picked up a huge four points to move two ahead of Milwaukee with two games in hand.

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Report: Leafs expected to make personnel changes 'swiftly' following conclusion of nightmare season

Thomas Drance
April 11 2015 04:17PM

USA TODAY Sports: Joe Camporeale

The Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to at least make a coaching change this summer, though it seems possible that typically inscrutable team president Brendan Shanahan may do more to put his stamp on the team that he took over last year (a new GM? a trade of a core piece?). 

Whatever happens, TSN's Darren Dreger expects the axe to fall in short order:

Though Dreger doesn't have specifics about the club's plans, does their intention of acting promptly tell us anything about what's next? 

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