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INFOGRAPHIC: Do mid-season coaching changes help the Leafs?

The Toronto Maple Leafs fired Randy Carlyle on Monday over the team’s recent struggles. But this isn’t the first time the team has changed head coaches during the season.

We look at their record going as far back as 1958-59. Do the management changes help? You be the judge.

Nov. 28, 1958: team fires Billy Reay

Record before firing: 5-12-3

Team record after firing: after: 22-20-8

Season result: 4th in NHL standings, lost in Stanley Cup final

 

March 1980: team replaces Floyd Smith after his car accident 

Record before: 30-33-5

Team record: 5-7-0

Season result: 4th in Adams Division, lost in preliminary round

 

Jan. 10, 1981: Team fires Joe Crozier

Record before firing: 13-22-5

Team record after firing: 15-15-10

Season result: 5th in Adams Division, lost in preliminary round

 

Dec. 17, 1988: team fires John Brophy

Record before firing: 11-20-2

Team record after firing: 17-26-4

Season result: 5th in NHL Norris Division, missed playoffs

 

Oct. 26, 1990: team fires Doug Carpenter

Record before firing: 1-9-1

Team record after firing: 22-37-10

Season result: 5th in NHL Norris Division, missed playoffs

 

March 3, 1996: team fires Pat Burns

Record before firing: 25-30-10

Team record after firing: 9-6-2

Season result: 3rd in Central Division, Lost in Conference Quarter-Finals

 

March 2, 2012: team fires Ron Wilson

Record before firing: 29-28-7

Team record after firing: 6-9-3

Season result: missed playoffs

 

Data compiled from HockeyReference.com

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