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May 1, 1997 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What did the Detroit Red Wings ever do to Ron Wilson? Well, they fired his father, Larry Wilson, as coach in 1977. They fired his Uncle Johnny too, in 1973. Then there was the time they told Ron's father he'd be playing in the minors for a few games. "Two weeks of conditioning," Ron remembers, still incredulous. "It ended up being 13 years." And all that was long before the Red Wings beat the Mighty Ducks in the first game in franchise history--smoking the Ducks, 7-2, on Oct.
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December 25, 2011 | Wire reports
Toronto Maple Leafs Coach Ron Wilson got his Christmas wish. Two days after hinting on Twitter at his desire for a new contract, Wilson said the team gave 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 wrote on Twitter on Sunday morning. The team did not immediately respond to an email seeking confirmation. Wilson tweeted Friday that what he wanted for Christmas was a new contract from General Manager Brian Burke . "This Xmas could be better if Santa stuffs a certain piece of paper in my stocking.
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December 25, 2011 | Wire reports
Toronto Maple Leafs Coach Ron Wilson got his Christmas wish. Two days after hinting on Twitter at his desire for a new contract, Wilson said the team gave 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 wrote on Twitter on Sunday morning. The team did not immediately respond to an email seeking confirmation. Wilson tweeted Friday that what he wanted for Christmas was a new contract from General Manager Brian Burke . "This Xmas could be better if Santa stuffs a certain piece of paper in my stocking.
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November 12, 2011 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
Scott Wilson, an ardent horticulturist known for his pledge to plant five trees a day for the rest of his life and his commitment to helping at-risk teenagers find employment in environmental restoration programs, has died. He was 89. Wilson was clipping red blossoms from a firewheel tree in the rose garden of his Eagle Rock home to decorate his church when he lost consciousness and fell Nov. 5, said Mark B. Kenyon, executive director of North East Trees, a nonprofit environmental organization Wilson founded in 1989.
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February 11, 1998 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This is their chance to be little boys again and remember the moment in 1980 that led many of them to play hockey--and to realize they are the first U.S. hockey team with a good chance to duplicate the 1980 team's gold-medal exploits. Defenseman Gary Suter recalls that moment well. His brother, Bob, played defense for the United States at Lake Placid, N.Y., and brought his medal home for Gary to gaze at in wonder. "He didn't let me wear it, but he let me look at it," Suter said.
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November 12, 1994 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Does this qualify as a trick or a treat? Ron Wilson had a rare encounter with players in full hockey gear Oct. 31. "I was the one handing out the candy, and that rarely happens," said Wilson, who has spent most of his adult life immersed in hockey in the fall. "The really surprising thing to me was how many kids dressed as hockey players. It was kind of neat to see a quarter of the boys dressed as hockey players. And I didn't see anybody dressed as baseball players."
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July 1, 1993 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A sense of humor might be one of the most crucial qualifications for the coach of an NHL expansion team that could lose 60 games in its first season. And Ron Wilson, introduced as the first coach of the Mighty Ducks at a news conference Wednesday, seems to have one. "We're going to be the butt of a lot of jokes, I imagine.
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May 30, 1998 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's all so much clearer now, but in those awful days and nights of late May 1997, Ron Wilson failed to comprehend any of it. How? Why? What had gone so wrong in such a short time? Talking about it helped. The phone rang off the hook at Wilson's Orange County home after the Mighty Ducks fired him as their coach last May 20. There was no shortage of well-wishers. Wilson spoke to them all, but one caller stood out.
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May 21, 1997 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Wilson's deal to return as Mighty Duck coach, once considered only a formality, collapsed because of a strained relationship with team President Tony Tavares that reached the breaking point Tuesday. Citing "philosophical differences," General Manager Jack Ferreira said Wilson's contract will not be renewed, leaving him free to seek a job with another NHL team. Tavares did not attend a news conference at the Pond of Anaheim because he had "a prior commitment," Ferreira said.
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May 31, 1997
The Kings may have been awful this season, but Larry Robinson has maintained a sense of dignity that Ron Wilson could never hope to achieve. No matter how poorly the Kings played, he never singled out an individual player for extra criticism and approached the media with a team mentality. Make no mistake: there is nothing Mickey Mouse about the firing of Ron Wilson. It was long overdue and I am one fan who is very, very glad. Time will prove that Ron Wilson is not the great coach that he is made out to be. MICHAEL RAKIJAS Yorba Linda
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April 1, 2009 | HELENE ELLIOTT
It was a deja vu moment when Edmonton Coach Craig MacTavish questioned the legality of Teemu Selanne's stick late in the third period Tuesday. Shades of the Montreal Canadiens asking for a measurement of Kings defenseman Marty McSorley's stick during Game 2 of the 1993 Stanley Cup finals. And Selanne's teammates feared that like McSorley, Selanne would be on the wrong side of the measuring gauge. "Uh, yeah, because have you seen that paddle?" winger Bobby Ryan said. "I was like, 'Oh, here we go.'
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May 13, 2008 | From the Associated Press
SAN JOSE -- Coach Ron Wilson led the San Jose Sharks to more victories than any NHL club over the last four seasons. But not enough of those victories came in the postseason to please General Manager Doug Wilson, who's making big changes to a talented team that usually wins, but just can't win it all. San Jose fired Ron Wilson on Monday after his club followed another outstanding regular season with yet another early exit from the Stanley Cup playoffs.
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October 31, 2003
"There are still two or three guys who aren't willing to pay the price to win a game. This is not Wal-Mart. There are no discounts in this league." Ron Wilson, San Jose Shark coach, after a 3-0 loss to Carolina on Tuesday night pushed the Sharks' winless streak to six games.
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May 10, 2003
Just a quick pop quiz for all the new Mighty Duck fans. Do you remember any of the following? The Iceman ... the Decoys ... the "Rock the Pond" theme song ... that first 7-2 loss to Detroit (wasn't that sweep extra sweet?) ... Stuuuuuuuu ... Kasatonov, Semenov, Yake, Valk, Corkum, Loney, etc. How great it was to score that first goal (thanks Sean Hill) ... the look on Ron Wilson's face after the first win ... the trip through Canada where we finally earned some respect. I'm not going to whine about you not being a "true fan" if you don't know what I'm talking about.
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December 5, 2002 | From Associated Press
Former Mighty Duck coach Ron Wilson was hired Wednesday to coach the San Jose Sharks, three days after the team fired Darryl Sutter and his two assistants. Wilson, fired by Washington in May after four mostly successful seasons, coached the U.S. team in the 1998 Olympics, to the gold medal in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey, and twice in the world championships. The Sharks moved quickly to fill their vacancy with a veteran coach.
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May 18, 2002
Dear Paul Pressler, If you hope to get at least 10,000 fans back into the Pond, rehire Ron Wilson. Disney, please put your egos in check and bring back the architect of winning seasons. Justin S. Luke Redlands
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December 21, 1995 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
Firefighters Mike Barnes, left, and Ron Wilson will spend a few nights out in the cold for a good cause. They'll be 35 feet aloft at the county fairgrounds while colleagues collect donations for burn victims. B3
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December 8, 1998 | HELENE ELLIOTT
With the Washington Capitals in a slump and their injuries piling up, Coach Ron Wilson tried to brighten his players' moods one day last week by canceling practice and taking them bowling. First time this season they bowled anything over. But probably not the first time they had been in the gutter. "Some nights it's like we're the slowest team this side of senior hockey," Wilson said. "I'm being serious. Two weeks ago, I had nine skaters out of the lineup.
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October 9, 1998 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
Ron Wilson, former Duck coach now with Washington, said he dreamed last spring that the Capitals would open the season against the Ducks and there would be a pregame ceremony to raise a Stanley Cup banner in the MCI Center. "I got the schedule and I couldn't believe it, because we're actually opening against Anaheim," Wilson told the Sporting News. "Except the banner we're raising is the Eastern Conference banner, not the Stanley Cup banner."
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