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I don’t mean to be condescending here, but the man chosen to replace the famous François Allaire as the Leafs goalie coach, Rick St. Croix, probably hasn’t been raking in huge bucks prior to being hired by the Maple Leafs. That doesn’t mean he’s not great at what he does – Toronto would know far better than I, I just…I’ve been dying laughing over here. His old-school website that shills out his service is awesome.

He has a totally credible history, and could be a perfect fit with the Leafs, but, it’s just….

HE’S ALL YOURS, LEAFS.

If you’re interested in more, you can check out his site here – it’s all about the BARS method.

(Stick-tap to Pro Hockey Talk)

JUST BE BETTER, PLEASE

When the Toronto Maple Leafs and François Allaire recently parted ways, the Leafs former goalie coach was less than subtle about his feelings towards the situation.

“To be honest, I don’t think the Leafs need a goalie coach. I think they have enough of them. They have two or three guys who were making decisions with the goalies. In the NHL, that’s not the way it works. “If that’s the way they want to operate, then I’m not there.”

The tone of his message made it seem like he was leaving the Leafs, and I’m thinking that rubbed GM Brian Burke the wrong way.  Read the rest of this entry »

Pic by Aaron Lynett/National Post

What in high holy heaven is going on in Toronto?

Today brought word that the Leafs highly acclaimed goalie coach Francois Allaire is leaving the team, and not necessarily on great terms. It’s the Leafiest of Leafs things: team acquires proven talent who performs below expectations while a Leaf.

Though, calling Allaire’s performance “below expectations” isn’t fair, given that anything short of turning James Reimer into a Vezina winner would’ve qualified as that.

He left on his own terms, saying: Read the rest of this entry »