Leafs *NEXT* Head Coach odds from @SIASport
(assuming Keefe is no longer with the team in a few weeks) pic.twitter.com/82y0DDhDnh
– Adam Wylde (@AdamWylde) May 22, 2023
That said, the whole affair is a bit like forgetting the case of Sheldon Keefe, who was mainly Dubas’s man. In reality, the coach is still in place, but it’s more than likely that the next GM will want to find his own person to run the club.
Think of what happened with Dominique Ducharme when Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton came to town: it’s much the same thing.
However, if you look at the bottom of the list, you’ll find some rather unusual names, such as Don Cherry and Paul Bissonnette.
In Bissonnette’s case, we’re talking about a guy who’s been making a name for himself in the media for a few years now. He’s a big part of the Spittin’ Chiclets success story, and has been seen on TNT in recent years.
And he even responded to all this via his Twitter account, claiming (jokingly) that “his time had come” to run the club.
Let’s just say that the chances of Cooper leaving the Lightning for Toronto seem pretty slim to none.
Clearly, we’re talking about names that are extremely unlikely, but are betting options nonetheless. I wouldn’t put an old $2 on any of these possibilities, but I must admit that the mere idea of Cherry being hired by Toronto made me laugh for a while.
– Patrick Roy isn’t one of the options, by the way. And yet, he’s not a more far-fetched option than Cherry.
Imagine Marc Bergevin as GM and Patrick Roy as head coach in Toronto.
Some men just want to watch the world burn 🔥
– Nicolas Cloutier (@NCloutierTVA) May 22, 2023
– What do you think?
Drawing comparisons with the 1993 edition of the Habs and some of the greats of his era, Serge Savard criticizes the Oilers’ and Leafs’ way of doing things, which he feels don’t play enough as a team. 🔵⚪️🔴
– BPM Sports (@BPMSportsRadio) May 22, 2023
– Zach Benson would be my pick of the three.
If the CH decides to ignore Matvei Michkov, who are the other interesting candidates?
In no particular order, my analysis of:
Dalibor Dvorsky (stylistic comparison: Kopitar)
Zach Benson (stylistic comparison: Point)
Colby Barlow (stylistic comparison: Toffoli) pic.twitter.com/drRPqoB0Xm
– Anthony Martineau (@Antho_Martineau) May 22, 2023