Housecleaning continues as Toronto fires scouts
On the same day GM Dave Nonis and interim head coach Peter Horachek were relieved, the Toronto Maple Leafs have cleaned house in their scouting department.
The Leafs have fired Director of Pro Scouting Steve Kasper and Director of Player Development Jim Hughes.
The club has retained Director of Amateur Scouting, Dave Morrison.
Reports have as many as 18 scouts being fired.
Changes are in addition to others made with some of club’s full and part-time scouts in its pro, amateur and player evaluation departments.— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) April 12, 2015
Told Shanahan's message was direct with those fired one on one today. He acknowledged deep rooted problems and said he had to clean house.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) April 12, 2015
Toronto has over 20 scouts currently listed on its website:
The Leafs will hold exit meetings with players on Monday.
The club’s President, Brendan Shanahan, is scheduled to meet the media at 2 p.m. ET.