For those of you who hadn't heard yet, the Toronto Maple Leafs fired their coach Paul Maurice today. Now, on its face, it wouldn't seem to have much of an impact on the Colorado Avalanche.
But it might.
We bloggers have use for actual journalists (even those disguised as bloggers), because journalists keep track of crap we usually forget---or don't even notice in the first place.
For instance, Dater posts today a few interesting tidbits of info I hadn't previously thought about:
Well, what do you know, the head coaching position for the Toronto Maple Leafs just opened up.
And, what do you know, Joel Quenneville is without a contract to coach a team for next season right now. And, what do you know, the general manager of the Maple Leafs is Cliff Fletcher, the same man who gave Quenneville his first coaching job, as Marc Crawford’s assistant with the St. John’s Maple Leafs of the American Hockey League, in 1991.
And, gee, Quenneville grew up in Ontario as a big Leafs fan and was drafted by Toronto and started his NHL playing career there.
The coincidences are starting to pile up, folks. We could very well be seeing the process whereby our Coach Q leaves for Toronto.
Of course he qualifies it all as speculation, but he's got a point. The coincidences are indeed piling up.
Adrian, I knew we kept you around for a reason. Nice work, even if nothing comes of it.
Hat tip to Bob in Boulder.