Major Leafs changes could happen by Monday

Elliotte Friedman and Damien Cox discuss the latest news around the NHL, including changes that are coming to both the Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers, and what is going on within the Pittsburgh Penguins organization.

It’s no secret that the Toronto Maple Leafs are planning for an off-season overhaul.

According to Sportsnet’s Damien Cox, major changes throughout the organization could happen as soon as Monday.

The first to go is expected to be Maple Leafs interim head coach Peter Horachek. The club is prepared to move on after the Maple Leafs plummeted in the second half of the season.

When Toronto fired Randy Carlyle, they were in a wild card position and under Horachek, the Maple Leafs posted a record of 9-28-4.

While Horachek’s dismissal is inevitable, general manager Dave Nonis’ future with the organization remains up in the air. According to Cox, Nonis is meeting with team president Brendan Shanahan this weekend to determine the club’s next course of action.

The Maple Leafs, who will finish the 2014-15 season with the fourth-worst record in the NHL, are reportedly interested in blowing up their roster this summer. Core players such as Dion Phaneuf, Phil Kessel, Joffrey Lupul, and Tyler Bozak are expected to be on the trading block.

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