The Toronto Maple Leafs were embarrassed by their latest early exit from the NHL postseason and it sounds like management is set on making changes to ensure the team can be a true contender.
On Friday, the Maple Leafs announced that they will not renew the contract of assistant/video coach Andrew Brewer for next season. Brewer was brought in by former head coach Mike Babcock, who was fired in November.
On top of that, assistant coach Paul McFarland has officially left the organization to assume his role as head coach of the Kingston Frontenacs (OHL).
It won’t take long for chatter to get louder about possibly getting former Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau behind the Maple Leafs’ bench to support Sheldon Keefe.
Boudreau was let go by the Wild after spending time notably as the head coach of the Anaheim Ducks and Washington Capitals. He is a Toronto native and loves the team, even admitted to it while coaching in Minnesota.
The Leafs would benefit from adding Boudreau who has tremendous skill on defensive play. With him behind the bench, the Wild and Ducks were strong defensive clubs.
And we all know that’s what the Maple Leafs need… and badly!