PHT Morning Skate: Toronto coaching upheaval aftermath edition


PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Bruce Arthur of The National Post says it was eventuality that caught up to Leafs GM Brian Burke in having to fire his friend. (National Post)

Michael Grange of Sportsnet says that Burke making this move puts a crack in his image as the man who will save Toronto. (Sportsnet)

Steve Simmons talks about how if the fans and media thought Ron Wilson was tough to handle, they’re going to find Randy Carlyle’s gruff demeanor to be a real treat. (QMI)

Joffrey Lupul and Randy Carlyle didn’t exactly see eye-to-eye in Anaheim together. Can they make it work now? (Toronto Sun)

Leafs players should be looking in the mirror after Wilson’s dismissal. (TSN)

Paul Zeisberger says that Wilson’s ultimate failing in Toronto is that he flat out just didn’t win enough. (Sun Media)

In non-Leafs news, Joel Quenneville called Chicago’s win last night their “biggest win.” (

Zach Parise is fine after getting the baseline concussion test during last night’s Devils win over Washington. (Fire & Ice)

Meanwhile, Dainius Zubrus feels bad about the somersault he did after scoring. It’s OK man, it was cool. (The Star-Ledger)

Dale Hunter was calm after seeing his team thrashed 5-0. A little too calm… (

Patrick Kane is loving playing center again for the Blackhawks. (

The Sharks are mentally checking out at times during games. That’s… Not good. (

Finally, check out Jarome Iginla and Francois Beauchemin dropping the gloves in what turned out to be a thundering fight. (HockeyFights)