It’s been almost two weeks since the Toronto Maple Leafs season ended and we still have yet to hear any news to whether or not the Leafs will fire head coach Randy Carlyle.
To make sure the Leafs off-season goes off without a hitch, the Leafs will have to make a decision regarding Carlyle sooner rather than later. Sure, a coaches job is primarily done in-season, but having your coach for the next season in place before you make the moves of the off-season helps determine what those moves are.
TSN’s Darren Dreger weighed in on the issue on TSN 1050. Courtesy of Hope Smoke on Twitter, here is what Dreger said.
So, from Dreger, we can gather that the Leafs might not fire Carlyle and if they do, it will take another week or two to decide. Toronto Sun writer Steve Simmons also put in his two cents.
If Simmons is correct, then the Leafs upper management has to get on the same page pronto. Technically, even though Nonis is the General Manager, if his two bosses, Tim Leiweke and Brendan Shanahan, say to fire Carlye, he shouldn’t have a choice.
Whether Carlyle stays or goes is a big piece of the Toronto Maple Leafs off-season. The decision needs to be made soon for the sake of the Leafs future.