Former Sharks coach Wilson fired

Former Sharks coach Wilson fired
March 3, 2012, 1:33 am
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Former Sharks head coach Ron Wilson has been fired by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Wilson was in his fourth season as head coach of Toronto, which has lost nine of its last 10 games and is quickly fading from the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Wilson was the head coach of the Sharks from 2002-08, compiling a 236-134-45 record. He was fired by the Sharks on May 12, 2008, after three straight seasons of losing in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. He was named as the head coach of the Maple Leafs less than a month later on June 10, 2008.

Former Ducks coach Randy Carlyle has been named the head coach of the Maple Leafs, signing a four-year deal including the remainder of this season.

The Sharks beat the Maple Leafs in Toronto on Feb. 23, 2-1. It was one of just two wins on their recent nine-game road trip (2-6-1).

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