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Elliotte Friedman reveals why the Maple Leafs parted ways with Guy Boucher


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Julien Trekker
June 16, 2024  (2:17 PM)
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Guy Boucher behind the bench of the Toronto Maple Leafs in a game.
Photo credit: Martin Chevalier

Elliotte Friedman revealed why the Toronto Maple Leafs parted ways with their assistant coach Guy Boucher in the latest episode of the 32 Thoughts podcast.

After confirming that Sheldon Keefe was replaced by Craig Berube, and Dean Chynoweth by Lane Lambert, the Maple Leafs announced earlier this week that Guy Boucher wouldn't be back behind their bench next season:
"The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that assistant coach Guy Boucher will not return to the coaching staff."
According to Friedman, Boucher and the Leafs parted ways for a simple reason: Boucher wanted to be considered for the head coaching position. Friedman added that he doesn't know if he was even considered by the Leafs:
"I think Boucher had indicated that if a coaching change was made he would like to be considered for the position," Elliotte Friedman said. "I don't know how seriously Toronto did [consider it] or if he was a candidate."
If Boucher was interested in the job, and if the Leafs didn't want him, that may have been a tough pill to swallow for the coach.
We should know soon enough if Boucher finds another job in the NHL, like Sheldon Keefe did with the New Jersey Devils.
Do you think the Toronto Maple Leafs made a mistake by parting ways with Guy Boucher?

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