3 Head Coach Options for the Toronto Maple Leafs

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Gerard Gallant

Gerard Gallant is one of the best coaches on the market. He is a veteran of over 700 games coached in the NHL.

Gallant would bring a lot of experience to the Leafs bench. Not sure what his asking price is, but I don't think the price is a problem for the Leafs. He hasn't coached much in the playoffs (60 games), which is why I put him below Berube.

With two seasons of coaching the New York Rangers under his belt, the crazy hockey market in Toronto shouldn't bother him.

Everyone knows how crazy the media coverage is for the Leafs, but I think he'll know how to manage it. Plus, I would love to hear the one-liners he comes up with during media scrums. Maybe not as over the top as John Tortorella, but close enough.

Gallant has coached some good and bad teams. However, with 705 games of NHL coaching experience, I don't think there's anything he hasn't seen or can't do.

His overall coaching record is 369-262-4-70. Gallant could be the voice needed on the Leafs bench and the right coach to hold players accountable.

When Gallant coached the Vegas Golden Knights in their expansion season, he was able to get that group of players to believe in his system and themselves.

He coached them to the Stanley Cup final that year, so he does know what it takes to go deep into the playoffs. It would be nice to see if he could get this team to believe in themselves and finally go on a deep playoff run.