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The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time  

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In the decades they've been in the NHL, the Toronto Maple Leafs have cycled through some great (and not so great) coaches, but who is the best Toronto Maple Leafs head coach of all time? This list ranks every Toronto Maple Leafs coach from best to worst based on user votes. Hockey fans like you have already voted, so we need you to contribute as well. Upvote your top Toronto Maple Leafs coaches, keeping stats like regular season record and playoff appearances in mind.

Hap Day won three Stanley Cup championships from 1942-1949. No other Maple Leafs head coach has won three Cups. Punch Imlach is the only other Maple Leafs head coach to win multiple Stanley Cup championships. He did so in 1964 and 1967.

If the Toronto Maple Leafs assembled a team of the best National Hockey League players ever to lace up their skates, who would you select to coach it? Vote up the winningest Toronto Maple Leafs coach, or simply just the coach that you personally liked the most, then support your faves on the list of the greatest NHL coaches ever.
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1
Pat Burns is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 58 (1952-2010)
2
Pat Quinn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
age 76
3
Punch Imlach is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
4
Red Kelly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
age 92
5
Roger Neilson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
6
Conn Smythe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Conn Smythe
7
Hap Day is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 89 (1901-1990)
8
King Clancy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 83 (1903-1986)
9
Mike Babcock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
age 56
10
Dick Irvin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 65 (1892-1957)
11
George Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
12
Paul Maurice is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
age 52
13
Dick Duff is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
age 83
14
Dan Maloney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
age 69
15
Joe Primeau is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 83 (1906-1989)
16
Dick Carroll is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Dick Carroll Dec. at 61 (1884-1945)
17
Howie Meeker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
age 96
18
Frank Carroll is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Frank Carroll Dec. at 59 (1879-1938)
19
Billy Reay is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 86 (1918-2004)
20
Eddie Powers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Eddie Powers
21
Alex Romeril is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Alex Romeril Dec. at 86 (1882-1968)
22
Art Duncan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 84 (1891-1975)
23
Frank Heffernan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Frank Heffernan
24
Floyd Smith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
age 84
25
Mike Murphy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
age 69