Post Tagged with: "Mike Babcock"

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Todd McLellan is a Better Signing Than Mike Babcock

  Mike Babcock, Mike Babcock, Mike Babcock. When the teams were narrowed down and the belief was an up-and-coming Buffalo Sabres team or a strong but questionable Detroit Red Wings […]

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Franson or Beleskey: Leafs Should Say No

You’re all set up for your long overdue rebuild with assurances that your team won’t take short-cuts and won’t undercut the process, even if it brings in a big-name coach, […]

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 […]

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Beginning the Real Coaching Search

Earlier this week Mike Babcock finally decided where he would be coaching for the foreseeable future.  The Babcock derby eventually was narrowed down to Buffalo, Detroit, and Toronto.  The Sabres […]

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 […]

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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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Hockey News: Babcock Introduced in Toronto; Ducks Win Game 3

The Rangers are finally scoring more than two goals a game. But now they can’t keep the puck out of their net. [ESPN] and [Yahoo] Mike Babcock is introduced to the […]

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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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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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A New Coach Won’t Solve Everything: Lessons From Calgary

Two underachieving Canadian NHL clubs hired new coaches this week, as the Edmonton Oilers brought in Todd McLellan and the Toronto Maple Leafs recruited Mike Babcock. The announcement of these […]

by · May 21, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
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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