12/24/2011 10:51 EST | Updated 02/23/2012 05:12 EST

Leafs coach Wilson hints at Christmas wish for new contract extension

TORONTO - 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.