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An offensive threat, this season has shown the holes in Phil Kessel's defensive game. (Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports)

Even With Babcock, Kessel Must Be Traded

It sure didn’t take long for the pundits to start questioning how much rebuilding the Leafs should do in the wake of their hiring of Mike Babcock. The Toronto Star’s […]

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf  (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

Dion Phaneuf Has A Better Chance At Staying With Maple Leafs Now

Well, the hiring of Mike Babcock certainly changes things for the Toronto Maple Leafs, especially when it comes to team captain Dion Phaneuf. When the Maple Leafs finally finished their […]

by · May 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
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The Oilers Didn’t Want Mike Babcock

The Toronto Maple Leafs, their fans and their media have every right to be excited about the arrival of Mike Babcock. He’s a high-profile coach, he’s a big name with […]

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Mike Babcock Gives Maple Leafs A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

“There’s pain coming… But at 52, I’m not ready to die. I’m ready to get on with it.” Mike Babcock couldn’t have said it more plainly: The road ahead is long […]

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Responding to Thoughts on the Leafs Hiring Babcock

It’s a given that whenever there is a big story, there will be a lot of (let us diplomatically say) odd thoughts coming out in the surrounding commentary.  It’s not […]

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Three Maple Leafs Who Must Take Bigger Leadership Roles

Early on in Brendan Shanahan’s tenure with the Toronto Maple Leafs, he met with the board and pitched his plan for a scorched earth policy. He wanted full control of […]

by · May 21, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Mike Babcock (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

Babcock’s Legacy Will Be Defined in Toronto

The bidding war for Mike Babcock’s services was more intense than any we’ll see this summer over a free agent, and for good reason. Babcock has won a Stanley Cup, […]

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Babcock or Not Leafs Face Rocky Climb

Mike Babcock. By now you’ve read, heard, or seen that the Toronto Maple Leafs have bagged the hottest coaching commodity to come on the market in years. After ten season […]

by · May 21, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Andy Bathgate

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Leafs, Wings in Mammoth Deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings have started their spring cleaning in earnest by completing a huge eight-player trade.  Principles in the deal are veteran stars Andy Bathgate, formerly […]

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Mike Babcock to Leafs, Twitter Reacts

If you haven’t heard yet, the Toronto Maple Leafs have hired their next coach. And for those of you who didn’t think that it would happen, that new head coach […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Leafs Hire Babcock

According to TSN the Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Mike Babcock to a $50 million dollar deal to coach the team for the next eight years. The deal comes after more than […]

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Why It Doesn’t Matter if Leafs Hire Coach Before GM

The hockey world is a very conservative place. Not in the sense of politics, just in the more general sense where changes are small, gradual and usually met with disdain. […]