The Leafs announced yesterday that assistant coach Paul McFarland will be leaving the organization to be the head coach of the Kingston Frontenacs. For more information on what this means for the Leafs, Jon Steitzer covered it here.
That means that once this season is over, we’ll have a new assistant coach to run the power play for the Leafs, something that McFarland didn’t do the best job of. He had some good ideas (putting William Nylander in front of the net, giving Tyson Barrie an opportunity on the top unit), but the few that he did were probably more Sheldon Keefe’s ideas than his.
So, this vacancy gives the Leafs an opportunity to bring in someone that Keefe wants and can work with, and maybe shares a similar philosophy with him. Let’s take a look at some possible candidates for the position.
We’ll start off this search with the pipe dream. Boudreau needs no introduction, as he has seen tons of success as coach of the Washington Capitals, Anaheim Ducks, and Minnesota Wild, and has the 22nd most wins among coaches, with the 3rd highest winning percentage …
Author: Scott Maxwell / The Leafs Nation