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Peddie: Leafs not making kneejerk decisions on future of Maurice and Ferguson

TORONTO - The struggling Toronto Maple Leafs aren't going to make any kneejerk decisions on the future of GM John Ferguson and head coach Paul Maurice, according to the president of Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment.

As local media speculated on the job security of Ferguson and Maurice, Richard Peddie told The Canadian Press the team is keeping a close eye on the situation but doesn't want to make any hasty decisions.

"We're trying not to be reactionary in this tough time," Peddie said after the Leafs posted a pair of losses over the weekend.

"The fact is John is under contract and we want him and Paul focused on winning hockey games and turning around this situation," added Peddie.

That's not to say MLSE is happy with sitting 14th in the Eastern Conference at 8-11-5.

"We're clearly disappointed in our start to the season," said Peddie. "It's not what we had envisioned. But we're monitoring the situation."

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