Ron Wilson’s days as the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs should end – at least, in my opinion.

Ron Wilson

Current Leafs' head coach Ron Wilson was hired under GM Cliff Fletcher's watch but, not long after, Brian Burke took over as GM

We’re going to skip the argument about whether or not Wilson should be replaced. It’s going to happen sooner, rather than later, so let’s just move to the replacement possibilities. Here are five names that may come up, rightly or wrongly. (more…)

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Jim Gregory and Pat Quinn (co-chairs), Scotty Bowman, David Branch, Colin Campbell, John Davidson, Eric Duhatschek, Jan-Ake Edvinsson, Mike Emrick, Michael Farber, Mike Gartner, Dick Irvin, Lanny McDonald, Yvon Pedneault, Serge Savard, Harry Sinden, Peter Stastny and Bill Torrey.

Pat Quinn

Former NHL head coach Pat Quinn serves as the co-chair of the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee

If you are a hockey fan, you will recognize almost every one of those names. And you should, because they are the 18 guys who decide eternal enshrinement in the Hockey Hall of Fame. They’re all sharp guys. They’re all experienced hockey people. So how did they screw up this year’s inductees so badly? (more…)

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Edmonton Oilers’ treatment of Pat Quinn shameful

Pat Quinn

In 2009-10, Pat Quinn coached the Edmonton Oilers to their second-lowest point total ever - but he should not have been kicked upstairs (Graig Abel/NHLI via Getty Images)

Pat Quinn just got screwed by the Edmonton Oilers. Let’s get a few things out front first. I do not think Pat Quinn is a particularly good coach in today’s NHL. He does not present a good face to the media. He is far from the best tactician in the game. But the way that GM Steve Tambellini, Kevin Lowe and the Oilers’ organization have shuffled Quinn upstairs, in favour of Tom Renney, has made them the most ridiculous franchise in the National Hockey League. (more…)

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