Post Tagged with: "Mike Babcock"

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Maple Leafs Have Options with Captain Dion Phaneuf

It was a blockbuster trade that saw seven different players moved between two teams. The Toronto Maple Leafs sent Niklas Hagman, Ian White,  Matt Stajan and Jamal Mayers to to […]

by · June 11, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
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Hockey News: Red Wings Hire Jeff Blashill

There was no better option for the Detroit Red Wings. The storied franchise named its 27th coach in team history on Tuesday, awarding the job to Jeff Blashill, who has […]

by · June 10, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
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Guy Boucher Not Returning to NHL Next Season

There had been a lot of vacant coaching positions in the past weeks. The whole hockey world was guessing who lands star coach Mike Babcock. Toronto won the sweepstake and […]

by · June 1, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Coaching
Eric Gryba will have the pleasure of joining an up and coming Oilers team with the addition of Cam Talbot and Connor McDavid. (Dustin Bradford/Icon SMI)

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, […]

Toronto Maple Leafs Must Trade Kessel; Keep Phaneuf

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 […]

by · May 26, 2015 · 0 comments · News, Toronto Maple Leafs
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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 […]

At times, it was frustrating for Phil Kessel to play the lead role in the saga that was the Toronto Maple Leafs. (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 […]