Toronto does not have much competition (other than Montreal) when it comes to where the mecca of hockey is. The Maple Leafs have one of the richest histories in the NHL, the Hockey Hall of Fame is in Toronto, and even when a controversial play needs to be reviewed anywhere in North America, it is reviewed in Toronto.
Needless to say, being a part of the Toronto Maple Leafs, whether you are the general manager or the Zamboni driver, comes with a lot of added pressure simply because of the microscope you are constantly under in the hockey capital of the world
Nobody could tell you how being under that microscope all season long feels better than Maple Leafs head coach Ron Wilson. Wilson, who was announced as head coach in June of 2008, has not had a whole ton of success so far in time in Toronto.
This is mostly because of the lack of talent on the Maple Leafs roster since he has arrived, but many argue that Wilson's coaching style and dressing room presence is in fact counter-productive, and that Wilson should be fired as soon as possible.
Whether Ron Wilson deserved to be fired or not, it seems like fans and media alike will always be at his neck during any losing streak, calling for him to be cut loose.
Brian Burke has already had to defend his head coach multiple times, and will likely have to do so again in the upcoming season. Without further delay, here is why Ron Wilson is on the hottest seat of any coach in the NHL.