The talent pool that the Maple Leafs have surrounded their players with is a little shallower now.
Video coach Ryan Ward has left the Maple Leafs organisation to take on the role of assistant coach with the Ontario Hockey Leagues Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Greyhounds coach Kyle Raftis spoke to Soo Today about the hiring:
"What he’s going to bring is a high energy and he’s worked with some great coaches over the last few years with (Mike) Babcock and Gord Dineen (in 2014-15 with the Marlies)," said Greyhounds General Manager Kyle Raftis. "He’s really an outside-the-box thinker. He’s someone who is going to help us out a lot in terms of how we like to play the game."
Ward was with the Maple Leafs organization for two years, working with both the Maple Leafs and their farm team, the Toronto Marlies.
Will this mean more responsibility for former The Score writer and friend of PPP Justin Bourne? Hopefully, yes.