Toronto Maple Leafs History: The Five Worst Head Coaches

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Toronto Maple Leafs History: The Five Worst Head Coaches

Ron Wilson is not on this list...........yet. He hasn't had much to work with, and the Leafs' record can't be all his fault.

There have however been a number of coaches over the years here in Toronto who for one reason or another have just not gotten the job done.

There are two criteria for making this list.

1) Said coach must have completed no less than two full seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Any thing less I feel would be an unfair judgment, and truth be told two years isn't really enough time either, but there are a lot of coaches who just haven't hung around very long.

2) Said coach must also have a losing record. I have heard of some coaches who people said were great at their job, but for me the bottom line is that great coaches win.

Take Paul Maurice for example. He took the Carolina Hurricanes to the playoffs three times in nine years, including a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2002. All of this with a losing record.

In Toronto however, where he had arguably better talent, he just couldn't get the job done and was fired after two seasons after he posted, you guessed it, a losing record. Go figure.

Paul Maurice, however, is not the worst coach the Toronto Maple Leafs have ever seen, not by a long shot. Let's have a look at five Toronto Maple Leafs' coaches who just don't make the grade.

Of the 36 coaches that the Leafs have had in their history, 15 of them spent their entire head coaching careers with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Perhaps not surprisingly, only nine coaches in team history have been elected to the Hall of Fame, and even some of those got in through their work with other teams.

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