Toronto Maple Leafs: 5 Candidates To Replace Ron Wilson

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Toronto Maple Leafs: 5 Candidates To Replace Ron Wilson
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Ron Wilson has been coming under fire again lately over his team's play, or lack thereof. Maybe it is time for a change.

Wilson, who currently sits in eighth place on the list of all-time coaching wins, has become one of the most despised coaches from a fan's perspective in Toronto since John Brophy.

It may be that he seems arrogant, or perhaps it's the fact that he seems to use the wrong players in the wrong circumstances. There is no way that Colton Orr should be necessary every single game.

The media that surrounds the Leafs isn't what you would call "Wilson-friendly" either. Though you would be hard pressed to find someone to admit this, it has been widely speculated that most media personalities find him too pushy and aggressive, to the point that it was a topic of some discussion on the Hockey Central show recently on the Fan 590 radio station.

While it is easy from the comfort of a couch, or even a high back swivel chair, to critique and find efficiencies, when there are so many people, fans and media alike standing and yelling with their collective fingers wagging at you, chances are you are in fact doing something wrong.

To that end, with the holiday season upon us and Christmas just around the corner, Brian Burke is not about to let Wilson go. Not yet anyway.

Should Burke change his mind, however, it would only be fair for us to do some advance scouting for him—give the boy a hand and all.

With that in mind, let's have a look at five potential candidates for the position, both ones that would come to mind immediately and a couple that wouldn't.

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