Wilson gets wish

Ron Wilson must have been good this year. Two days after hinting at his desire for a new contract on Twitter, the Toronto Maple Leafs coach tweeted the team has given him an extension.

Ron Wilson must have been good this year.

Two days after hinting at his desire for a new contract on Twitter, the Toronto Maple Leafs coach tweeted the team has given him an extension. “’He came! He came!’ Remember saying that as a little kid? Well he did: I got a new Red Ryder BB gun and a contract extension!” Wilson tweeted Sunday morning. Wilson tweeted Friday that his Christmas wish was for a new contract from Leafs general manager Brian Burke. “This Xmas could be better if Santa stuffs a certain piece of paper in my stocking. whatcouldthatbe,” Wilson posted on his official Twitter account.

The 56-year-old is in the final season of a four-year contract and currently has the Leafs sixth in the Eastern Conference with 40 points. Toronto has not made the playoffs in three prior seasons under Wilson, who is 119-120-42 overall with the Leafs. The team did not immediately respond to an email seeking confirmation of the new deal.

Wilson, a defenceman in his playing days who was selected by the Leafs in the 1975 draft, has a 637-546-101-88 coaching record with Anaheim, Washington, San Jose and Toronto. He is 47-48 in the playoffs.

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