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Leafs' Wilson tweets himself an Xmas wish

Toronto head coach Ron Wilson is making his Christmas wish known to Santa Claus, and Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke.
Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke (right) and head coach Ron Wilson were likely not discussing the latter's new contract while they waited for a fight at the recent UFC event in Toronto. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)

Toronto head coach Ron Wilson is making his Christmas wish known to Santa Claus,  and Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke.

Wilson hinted at his desire for a new contract extension over the holidays with a Twitter post Friday night after the Leafs' 5-3 victory over the New York Islanders.

"This Xmas could be better if Santa stuffs a certain piece of paper in my stocking  #whatcouldthatbe," tweeted Wilson.

Wilson is in the last year of a three-year contract and currently has the team sixth in the Eastern Conference; poised to make the playoffs for the first time during his tenure.

The Leafs are 18-13-4 with 40 points.