Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Paul Maurice Is No More

Accoring to reports, the Toronto Maple Leafs have terminated coach Paul Maurice.

CBC News now confirms the firing:

...Maurice, 41, was told early Wednesday morning he had been relieved of his duties with one year and a club option remaining on his contract. There was no word on Maurice's successor.

"There will be discussions, but you can be sure of one thing," interim Maple Leafs general manager Cliff Fletcher told the Canadian Press. "The person coming in is going to be a strong hockey person and he's going to have very definite opinions of his own."

The Maple Leafs will hold a news conference at 3 p.m. ET Wednesday, while Maurice is expected to talk to media on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. ET.

It is also believed that assistant coach Randy Ladouceur has been let go.

We will not be missing moments like this:


- Garry J. Wise, Toronto

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