Post Tagged with: "Brendan Shanahan"

Phil Kessel's play has been under scrutiny, but would a change of scenery help the forward rediscover his scoring touch? (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Toronto Maple Leafs Must Trade Kessel; Keep Phaneuf

And so, the Toronto Maple Leafs total rebuild continued last week with the signing of Mike Babcock, possibly the best head coach in hockey. It’s no secret, Babcock came into Toronto […]

Coach Mike Babcock (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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 […]

Mike Babcock (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

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
Mike Babcock (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

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 […]

(Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

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. […]

(Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

Guy Boucher Perfect Fit For Leafs

According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Leafs have contacted former Lightning coach Guy Boucher about potentially coaching the team. Leafs still looking at gm + coaching options. It's believed Tor […]

by · May 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
It's been a frustrating season for Brian Gionta and his Sabres. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

Call For Consistency: The Department of Player Safety’s Bad Rap

As May approaches, so does the annual cry of jilted NHL fans. It seems no matter who makes the playoffs each year, one thing remains constant: The Department of Player […]

by · April 29, 2015 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
Jordan Staal will be back at the CONSOL Energy Center Tuesday night facing off against his old mates. (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

What I’d Pitch to Shanahan If He Interviewed Me

The lottery is over and the Maple Leafs do not get to fast-track their rebuild with Connor McDavid. That’s OK, the guys they might get instead are still going to […]

by · April 20, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Morgan Rielly has earned the trust of head coach Peter Horachek. [photo: Amy Irvin]

G.M In Everything But Name: Thoughts on the Shanahan Press Conference

Yesterday, while watching the Brendan Shanahan press conference, I was impressed. No way around it – Shanahan is funny, likable, self-effacing and smart.  What’s not to like? In contrast to […]

by · April 14, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
There's no doubting what Phil Kessel could bring to the Islanders, but would it be worth it for Garth Snow to bring in such a figure into New York's dressing room? (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Hockey News: Shanahan Cleans House; Playoff Schedules Released

It’s official: the Toronto Maple Leafs will be Brendan Shanahan’s team. The former NHL power forward and League disciplinarian took a stance the day after the 2014-15 regular season ended, […]

by · April 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
What will it take for Nazem Kadri to stick with the Maple Leafs? (bridgetds, Flickr)

Nazem Kadri: Hard Worker or Reckless Player?

There’s no arguing that the 2014-15 season has been a dismal one for the Toronto Maple Leafs. On Wednesday, it became apparent that the team would be hit with yet […]

Toronto skyline at night (John Vetteri/cc 2.0)

Leafs Going All-Out for Their Centennial Season

The Toronto Maple Leafs will celebrate their Centennial season in 2016-17 and it looks like the city will be pulling out all the stops. News broke Saturday that Toronto will […]