Ferguson Tried To Fire Maurice?


John Ferguson Jr. is rejecting a report in Monday’s edition of the Toronto Sun that claimed the Maple Leafs’ general manager tried to have head coach Paul Maurice fired late last week….Sun columnist Steve Simmons wrote that a source told him Ferguson tried to fire Maurice, but was “prevented” from doing so.

“There isn’t a shred of truth to that assertion,” Ferguson told TSN. “This is made up, its a complete fabrication.”

The Leafs’ weekend did not go well, with loses in Dallas and Phoenix, and Simmons indicated that Ferguson might try to pull the trigger again.

The potential changes could even involve some kind of management committee that could include names like Mark Messier, Joe Nieuwendyk and Glenn Healy….

In his Toronto Sun report, Simmons also suggested this could be Ferguson’s last week on the job.