We’ve hired Guy Boucher and Mike Van Ryn as assistant coaches
– Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) July 20, 2023
Surprising news in the field hockey world today, to say the least. A certain site that usually starts its texts with the expression “as expected” won’t be able to do so with this morning’s news!
The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced the hiring of Mike Van Ryn and Guy Boucher as the team’s assistant coaches.
Sheldon Keefe was looking for new colleagues as Spencer Carbery left the organization this summer to become the new head coach of the Washington Capitals. Dean Chynoweth and Manny Malhotra will remain in place. At least for the time being…
Guy Boucher in Toronto: that sounds like a weird phrase to me. But hey. Good for him! He knows his field hockey, he’s a local guy who deserves another chance… and I can see myself hating him while he’s in Ontario.
Guy Boucher was fired by the Ottawa Senators on March 1, 2019, when the Senators were going through a difficult season. This was his third season at the Senators’ helm.
He was rumoured for Toronto in 2015, just before Mike Babcock was appointed. Need I remind you that Brendan Shanahan was there in 2015… and still is today?
Brad Treliving has just arrived at the Maple Leafs and is in the process of making several changes (without touching his core). It’s going to be a make-or-break situation for the Leafs‘ new GM…
– It’s your turn to answer.
Does Auston Matthews deserve to be the NHL’s highest-paid player? https://t.co/VgUiMvIvGp
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) July 20, 2023
– I share the same opinion.
See this post on Instagram
– This is normal.
Frustration is running high in New York. https://t.co/RpW9vcex9m
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) July 20, 2023
– Can’t wait!
– Rocket de Laval (@RocketLaval) July 20, 2023