Toronto Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs Fire Ron Wilson and Bring in Randy Carlyle

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 23:  Head coach Randy Carlyle of the Anaheim Ducks looks on from the bench during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on December 23, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Ducks 4-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Ramy EljawharyContributor IIMarch 3, 2012

With only one win in their last 11 outings, the Toronto Maple Leafs have dropped from seventh to 11th place in the Eastern Conference.   

GM Brian Burke has turned to a familiar face in Randy Carlyle.  Earlier this season, Carlyle was let go by the Ducks after opening the season with a 7-13-4 record.  He was replaced by former Washington Capitals bench boss Bruce Boudreau.  

Burke and Carlyle are familiar with one other.  They combined to help the Anaheim Ducks win the Stanley Cup in 2007. 

During his tenure, he failed to guide the Maple Leafs to the postseason as the Leafs finished fifth, fifth, and fourth in their division.  Under Wilson, the Leafs were 130-135-45.  Toronto currently sits in fourth place, one point behind the Buffalo Sabres for third in the Northeast and are five points behind the Winnipeg Jets for the eighth and final playoff spot.  Their record currently stands at 29-28-7. 

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