Breaking News: Toronto Maple Leafs Fire Ron Wilson, Hire Randy Carlyle

Jordan MatthewsAnalyst IIIMarch 2, 2012

WINNIPEG, CANADA - FEBRUARY 7: Head coach Ron Wilson of the Toronto Maple Leafs questions one of his players from the bench as players David Steckel #20, Joey Crabb #46 and Matthew Lombardi #15 look on during a game against the Winnipeg Jets in NHL action at the MTS Centre on February 7, 2012 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)
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As per multiple sources, the Toronto Maple Leafs have fired head coach Ron Wilson.

The Leafs are currently riding a six-game losing streak, and are just 1-9-1 in their last eleven games. At one point, they were in a playoff spot, but they've now slipped five points out of eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

The Leafs crowd got hostile recently with the now former Leafs head coach, going as far as to voice their opinions with "Fire Wilson" chants.

After a short time of speculation, it has been confirmed that Randy Carlyle will be stepping in for Wilson as the Maple Leafs' new head coach.

It's not a secret that Leafs general manager Brian Burke is a fan of people he's worked with in the past, and together, Burke and Carlyle won a Stanley Cup in Anaheim in 2007.

More news will be reported as it comes available.

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