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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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Pat Quinn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Pat Quinn age 75

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Mike Babcock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Mike Babcock age 55

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Pat Burns is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Pat Burns Died at 58 (1952-2010)

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Punch Imlach is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time

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Roger Neilson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time

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Hap Day is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Hap Day Died at 89 (1901-1990)

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King Clancy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
King Clancy Died at 83 (1903-1986)

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Conn Smythe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Conn Smythe

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Dick Irvin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Dick Irvin Died at 65 (1892-1957)

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Dick Carroll is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Dick Carroll Died at 61 (1884-1945)

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George Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time

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Joe Primeau is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Joe Primeau Died at 83 (1906-1989)

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Red Kelly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Red Kelly age 91

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John Brophy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
John Brophy age 85

The Best NHL Players of All Time

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Dan Maloney is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Dan Maloney age 68

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Frank Heffernan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Frank Heffernan

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John McLellan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
John McLellan

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Mike Rodden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Mike Rodden

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Harvey Sproule is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Harvey Sproule

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Frank Carroll is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Frank Carroll Died at 59 (1879-1938)

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Eddie Powers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Eddie Powers

The Smartest Professional Athletes

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Charles Querrie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Charles Querrie

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Alex Romeril is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Alex Romeril Died at 86 (1882-1968)

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Dick Duff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Dick Duff age 82

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Floyd Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Floyd Smith age 83

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Billy Reay is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Billy Reay Died at 86 (1918-2004)

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Mike Nykoluk is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Mike Nykoluk age 84

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Doug Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Doug Carpenter

The Female Gymnasts That Keep You Tuned In

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Roger Crozier is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Roger Crozier Died at 54 (1942-1996)

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George O'Donoghue is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
George O'Donoghue

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Tom Watt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Tom Watt

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Howie Meeker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Howie Meeker age 95

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Mike Murphy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Mike Murphy age 68

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Art Duncan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Art Duncan Died at 84 (1891-1975)

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Randy Carlyle is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Randy Carlyle age 62

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Paul Maurice is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Paul Maurice age 51

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Ron Wilson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Ron Wilson age 63

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Nick Beverley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Nick Beverley age 71

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Peter Horachek is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time