Dreger: Leafs have no plans for drastic change

Darren Dreger
12/3/2010 7:12:05 PM
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There are no plans for drastic change in Toronto, including the firing of head coach Ron Wilson.

"No coaching change," said Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke via e-mail, no doubt frustrated by his team's play and the predictable line of questioning that inevitably follows each Leafs' loss.

Fans at Air Canada Centre called for Wilson's job during a 5-0 loss to the Edmonton Oilers. 

The hometown crowd's frustration grew when Sam Gagner scored with three seconds remaining in the second period to put to the Oilers up 3-0.

Gagner's eighth goal of the season killed Toronto's comeback hopes and displayed the Leafs' inexperience and unwillingness to fight back.

Watching Edmonton's youth in Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle shine at the ACC was painful, however, discontent in Leafs Nation won't be enough to end Wilson's reign.
"Have the players quit on Wilson?" "No," said a source close to the team.

Brian Burke and Maple Leafs' management continue to work the phones in search of a trade, but there is no deal at the moment the team believes is even remotely worth considering.

A minor trade, fourth liner for fourth liner, to change the look of the team would also be an option, but even the simple transactions appear to be impossible to nail down.

Veteran forward Colby Armstrong is expected to return this weekend after missing 16 games with an injured finger.

Armstrong is considered "likely" for Saturday's game against Tyler Seguin and the Boston Bruins.

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