April 13 2015 08:02AM
After the events of the weekend and the season coming to close the one thing I know everyone wants to talk about is how the Leafs played last week and you're curious to see where they rank. The one thing I was tempted to do was turn this into a look at how players rank over the full season, but with number of TLN season ending articles in the works I'm going to hold off on those.
For those of you hoping that this is the end of Player Power Rankings for the season, I'd like to remind you that I can't be killed and they will continue to appear here, but not necessarily every week. Just on those weeks when you really don't want to put up with me.
Without further adieu...
April 12 2015 07:38PM
A look back at the dumpster fire that was.
April 12 2015 05:22PM
At this point, you all know what went down today. The Toronto Maple Leafs started their morning by firing the big names; Dave Nonis, Peter Horachek, and most of their coaching staff. Still not finished, they followed up by firing a reported eighteen members of their professional and amateur scouting staff. On the management end of things, Kyle Dubas and Mark Hunter will take the reigns until a new General Manager is found. But can they pull it off?
April 12 2015 01:02PM
It's not often that you see a team fire essentially half of its front office and coaching staff in one fell swoop, but then again, it's not often you see a professional hockey team as bad as the Leafs.
As has been expected for a while now, the hammer came down this morning. The Toronto Maple Leafs have fired general manager Dave Nonis, coaches Peter Horachek, Steve Spott and Chris Dennis, and goaltending coach Rick St. Croix.
Steve Staios was one of the few non-Brendan Shanahan hires to survive the personnel changes, while Mark Hunter and Kyle Dubas will handle all interim GM duties.
For most, this is a positive change. For some, the wrong people were blamed.
Nonis. Carlyle. Poulin. Loiselle. Farrish. Cronin. Gordon. Spott. Horachek, St. Croix. All good people let down by underperforming players.— steve simmons (@simmonssteve) April 12, 2015
Ok, deep breaths, people. Let's break this down. More after the jump...
April 12 2015 12:19PM
The Toronto Maple Leafs may have dropped a huge HR bomb this morning in firing Dave Nonis, Peter Horachek, and three others, but they don't appear to be done yet. According to Mark Spector of Sportsnet, they have also fired Director of Professional Scouting Steve Kasper.