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Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (58) / 1/26/1960
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 205

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have parted ways with interim head coach Peter Horachek.
No surprises here. The Leafs struggled under Randy Carlyle but things really took a turn for the worst when Horachek stepped in behind the bench. The Leafs also announced that coaches Steve Spott, Chris Dennis and Rick St. Croix have also been fired. This is just the beginning of what is shaping up to be a very busy off-season for the organization. Toronto also announced that General Manager Dave Nonis won't be back with the team. Sun, Apr 12, 2015 12:32:00 PM

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Toronto coach Peter Horachek was highly critical of his players after a 4-1 loss to San Jose on Thursday night.

"Not good. You've got to be driven by your best players," he said. "We can't get a start, we can't get a work ethic that is acceptable. It was like a pro team playing a non-pro team. Outclassed, out-worked, out-skated. It wasn't good." The Leafs have surrendered the first goal of the game for a league-worst 44th time.
Fri, Mar 20, 2015 10:32:00 AM

Peter Horachek wasn’t impressed with his team’s effort in Saturday’s 6-1 loss to St. Louis.

"They beat us all over the ice, from the beginning to the end," Leafs coach Peter Horachek said afterwards. It’s amazing to think that the Maple Leafs got off to a good start this season but they have really fallen off the map down the stretch. Team president Brenden Shanahan will have his work cut out for him this off-season. Horacek surely won’t be back, and a lot of the big name players will probably be traded. Toronto is heading for a long and painful rebuild.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 12:28:00 PM

Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan has announced that ticket prices will not increase in 2015-16.

Toronto has a 25-33-5 record in 2014-15 and is focused on rebuilding, so the decision to keep the team's ticket prices the same are reflective of those two factors. Shanahan also said in a letter to season-ticket holders that there are "no shortcuts to building a team the right way" and consequently asked for patience. Toronto is on its way to missing the playoffs for the ninth time in 10 seasons.
Source: 610 CKTB
Tue, Mar 3, 2015 06:20:00 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs are in the midst of a monumental collapse.

The Leafs lost a 2-1 decision in Carolina on Friday and things have really changed for them since the last time they visited the Hurricanes on December 18th. Since that game, Toronto has a record of 4-22-2. The Leafs have an overall record of 23-31-5 which is fifth-worst in the entire NHL.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sat, Feb 21, 2015 10:41:00 AM

Toronto picked up a 10th straight loss Tuesday, which ties a franchise record.

The Leafs have posted a 0-9-1 record during that span. The last time Toronto had a winless streak like this was in 1967 when the club won their last Stanley Cup. That won't happen this year as the team falls deeper down the league standings.
Wed, Feb 4, 2015 11:40:00 AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have struggled to score during their nine game losing streak.

The Leafs dropped a 1-0 decision to the Flyers, and things in Toronto are looking grim but interim head coach Peter Horachek tried putting a positive spin on things. "We don’t like it, but it’s not like cancer, something that’s really life-threatening," said Horachek. "This is something we have to learn from. We’re doing a lot of good things. I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but we have to find a way to get pucks in the net." Toronto won just one game in the month of January.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sun, Feb 1, 2015 11:59:00 AM

Peter Horachek has been named Toronto's interim head coach.

He was serving as an assistant coach under Randy Carlyle, who was fired on Tuesday. Horachek was the interim bench boss of the Florida Panthers for the last 66 games of the 2013-14 season. Player development manager Steve Staios will help the coaching staff in games and at practice.
Wed, Jan 7, 2015 11:16:00 AM

The Florida Panthers have fired head coach Peter Horachek.

Horachek only ended up spending part of one season with the Panthers. The team went 26-36-4 under his guidance. "Peter worked very diligently since taking over as interim head coach in November, but at this time we feel that a fresh approach and a new direction is needed behind our bench," GM Dale Tallon said.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 11:59:00 AM

Florida GM Dale Tallon will soon have to make a decision to remove the interim tag from Peter Horachek's title as Panthers' coach, or hire a new bench boss for his team.

The decision will apparently be made by early next month and will not be impacted by the firing of assistant GM Mike Santos, who brought Horachek into the Panthers' organization. Horachek guided the Panthers to a 26-36-4 record but was limited to a roster of rookies and many AHL players for the last quarter of the season.
Sat, Apr 26, 2014 10:32:00 AM

The Florida Panthers were awarded the first overall selection for this June’s NHL Entry Draft, winning the selection lottery on Tuesday night.

Florida owned the NHL's second worst record in 2013-14, compiling a 29-49-8 record while earning 62 points. The Panthers had an 18.8% chance at winning the top pick, pushing aside the league-worst Buffalo Sabres, who had a 25% chance at drawing the number one selection. GM Dale Tallon now has a lot of options going into the off-season, with around $30-million of spending money at his disposal and a choice between the top three prospects Sam Bennett, Aaron Ekblad and Sam Reinhart
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 08:23:00 PM

Florida GM Dale Tallon plans to be active this off-season.

"I'm disappointed in the year; I'm disappointed in a lot of things," he said. "I'm moving forward. We're going to fix it. We've got great support now from [owner] Vinnie Viola and we're going to move forward and add the pieces to help these kids get to the level that we need to get them to." He has a shopping list that includes two veteran NHL defensemen and a "sniper" for the club's forward group. There's also a chance that interim coach Peter Horachek will be brought back for next season.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 10:54:00 AM

Sunday will be Tim Thomas bobblehead day for the Florida Panthers.

That's kind of awkward given that they traded Thomas away on Wednesday. Still, they apparently have enough of them to give away to 7,500 fans anyways. He had a 2.87 GAA and .909 save percentage in 40 games with Florida.
Sun, Mar 9, 2014 09:33:00 AM

The Florida Panthers have converted just nine percent of their power play chances this year.

The NHL record for worst power play percentage is owned by the 1997-98 Tampa Bay Lightning, which posted a 9.35 percent success rate. The Panthers will look to shape up the league's worst power play in the last two months of the regular season.
Thu, Feb 27, 2014 09:42:00 AM

The Florida Panthers will play their last 24 games in the next 45 days.

Interim coach Peter Horachek has a plan in mind to help his players get through this grueling schedule. "The biggest thing is managing energy and practice time," he said. "It's too many games, but they decided to do it and everyone's in the same boat. You lose practice time, you lose that edge and sharpness. A lot of times in pregame skate now you might have to work on something."
Tue, Feb 25, 2014 07:47:00 AM

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