We’ve discussed Wilson’s strengths and his lesser capabilities in this space over the past couple of years. He has a long track record as a successful NHL coach, blemished only, really, by his last three years in Toronto and, to a certain extent, by a relative lack of success in the playoffs.Some will argue that he has had precious little to work with in his three seasons in Toronto. Others will, correctly, suggest that other coaches have done more, in less time, with not a whole lot more (maybe even less…) talent.But we are here, now. No extension. The Leafs are, on paper, the best team that Wilson has had since he came on board.
But here’s what I’m wondering: what will it take to earn Wilson an extension? A .500 start after 20 games? Is two games above .500 enough after 41 games?
Conversely, what will it take for Burke to do something he rarely does—make a change behind the bench?
Head on over for more thoughts on Wilson's future with the Leafs. Your links after the jump.
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PPP looks for comparables for the young tender.
Poor guy is delusional, thinks he's a skater.
Hope in the Big Smoke likens MacA's role with the Leafs to that of Sharp's in Chicago.
Fifty Mission Cap with some thoughts on the long list of training camp names.
Artic Ice wraps up the 20s and 30s. Two words: Punch Broadbent
The photoshops are totally worth a click.
No seriously. Straight faced and all. Also, Tomas Vokoun? Overrated.