Does Wilson deserve another contract?

The 2011-12 NHL season kicks off for the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday, and it may very well be Ron Wilson’s last with the team. The Leafs’ head coach is in the last year of a four-year contract he signed in 2008, when then-Leafs general manager Cliff Fletcher inked the former San Jose Sharks bench boss to a deal that Wilson’s Team USA friend and old buddy, Brian Burke, inherited. At the time, Wilson was seen as a fairly solid hire for the Leafs, considering he was on the heels of a very successful tenure with the Sharks, at least in the regular season, and also considering he once coached the Washington Capitals to the Stanley Cup Finals.

Canucks down Sharks in comeback win, take early series lead

Henrik Sedin proved that he just might have it in him after all.

The Vancouver captain scored the game-winning goal in as the Vancouver Canucks made a third-period comeback to beat the San Jose Sharks 3–2 in the Western Conference Final series opener, showing his critics he can get the job done, regular season or not.