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Maple Leafs fire coach Mike Babcock

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Maple Leafs fire coach Mike Babcock

Post by tigerwings » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:54 pm

The struggling Toronto Maple Leafs have fired head coach Mike Babcock.

Leafs president Brendan Shanahan announced Wednesday that Babcock had been relieved of his duties, and that AHL Toronto Marlies coach Sheldon Keefe has been named the club's new head coach


https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/281 ... eplacement



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Re: Maple Leafs fire coach Mike Babcock

Post by Mr.Transistor » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:24 am

Somebody will pick him up, he may take it easy the rest of the year but he'll be coaching somewhere next season.



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Re: Maple Leafs fire coach Mike Babcock

Post by JackAttack FM » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:29 am

Mr.Transistor wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:24 am
Somebody will pick him up, he may take it easy the rest of the year but he'll be coaching somewhere next season.
Hopefully the Red Wings.



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Re: Maple Leafs fire coach Mike Babcock

Post by km1125 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:04 pm

I just find it funny that Shanahan was playing for Babcock years ago, but now is in the position to fire him. Wonder what their relationship was like back then?



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Re: Maple Leafs fire coach Mike Babcock

Post by MWmetalhead » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:18 pm

Was surprised to learn of the news.

I am no Mike Babcock fan, but the Leafs had a damn good regular season last year and lost in 7 games in the playoffs to the team that ultimately represented the Eastern Conference in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Shanahan must've felt that if he waited much longer (say, another month), the season might become too difficult to salvage. He evidently didn't want to take that chance.


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Re: Maple Leafs fire coach Mike Babcock

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Jackie Green is single-handedly ruining WLAV!

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Re: Maple Leafs fire coach Mike Babcock

Post by Jacques Strap » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:19 pm

The Leafs are getting desperate. They know if they don't turn it around soon, they'll be getting kicked out of the Original Six.


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Re: Maple Leafs fire coach Mike Babcock

Post by Matt » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:32 pm

Jacques Strap wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:19 pm
The Leafs are getting desperate. They know if they don't turn it around soon, they'll be getting kicked out of the Original Six.
The Wings must be in big trouble then, because they are terrible.



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Re: Maple Leafs fire coach Mike Babcock

Post by km1125 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:18 pm

I thought hockey player were tough... mentally as well as physically.

Maybe not.

Chris Chelios said coach Mike Babcock “verbally assaulted” Johan Franzen during the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sport ... 587511001/

Maybe some of the Leafs went into Shanahan's office crying about making a change.



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Re: Maple Leafs fire coach Mike Babcock

Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:41 am

Seems like Mike Babcock truly is a piece of shit!!! Didn't realize what he did to Modano.

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/nhl/ ... 359233002/


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