Former Ron Wilson Player Takes Out Ginsus

So the Ron Wilson lovers are all coming out of the woods to take a shot.

Jim Thomson who played for Wilson in Anaheim, left litte to the imagination when he carved Wilson on TSN’s OTR.

“Ron Wilson is not a good coach. Where it breaks down is he can’t motivate players, he doesn’t know what to do with players when there’s controversy and they are losing.”

If you recall one of the knocks on the Wilson in San Jose was his handling of players, especially the young ones. He is notorious for calling players out and has the reputation for throwing his players under the bus.

Thompson was especially critical of Wilson and his handling of Luke Schenn:

“When he calls out Luke Schenn three games into the season, a young player who’s their future, and starts beating the hell out of him … You don’t call a player out in the media, you go behind closed doors,” Thomson said.

I am sure someone will ask Wilson for a comment and you know he won’t be shy with his opinion. The fact that Wilson’s squad lost AGAIN won’t help. From what it sounds like the leafs didn’t get slaughters tonight. If they did one has to think Wilson would be in trouble.

Monday is Anaheim….. On to the next.


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October 25, 2009 9:31 am

While i am getting more suspicious of Wilson’s abilities, we need more substantial evidence than a guy who played 6 games for him 15 years ago!!

October 25, 2009 4:24 pm

Well now we’re F’d, thanks Jim

October 25, 2009 4:39 pm

It would be interesting to hear from more players Wilson coached.

If the Leafs go 0-5 on the road trip, is Wilson done? Can/will Burke dump his buddy / Olympic team coach?

October 25, 2009 5:51 pm

Wilson would need to go 0-20 for Burke to can him, it would feel really awkward during the Olympics otherwise

October 26, 2009 11:13 am

All teams have to decide what they are going to be built around. At this stage the team has to be built around Burke and Wilson, its their authority.

As the Leafs become successful then the power will shift to the players who drive the success. But this was the problem before, you had an unsuccesful team where the players held the upper hand.

By necessity it has to be Wilsons Law. When Wislon does something that Burke doesnt want then ultimately it will be Burke’s law….Wilson clearly demands submission to his system…and when you looke at someone like Moore’s success last year you see what that does. too bad Moore listened to his agent. The Leafs could use him, especially Blake. He was alos a potent demonstration of what you can acheive if you listen to the coach.

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