Well that was unexpected

Honestly, if you throw some wing sauce on his face I can't tell the difference. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

In case you only live to read the weekend FTBs (the best ones) or missed the other hundred stories about it, Ron Wilson was fired as the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs last night. Randy Carlyle, the head coach of the Anaheim Ducks during Brian Burke's tenure there as GM, has been hired to replace Wilson and was signed to a three year contract. Carlyle joined the team late last night in Montreal, a scene which apparently pissed off some members of the Toronto media (check this video out and try to catch Mike Brophy of SN dropping "Good start" at the end). I get the feeling they'll soon be longing for the engaging personality of Ron Wilson.

Might be some links after the jump...

Five things to expect from Randy Carlyle as coach

Some interesting thoughts from Greg Wyshynski

Different takes on the coaching change:

The Leafs Nation

Maple Leafs Hot Stove

Vintage Leaf Memories

Down Goes Brown

A 7 point plan to the playoffs

I say tank, but BCP still hopes for the postseason

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