For the first time in my life, the Leafs future is bright. The Leafs seem to be moving in the right direction – the team is rebuilding. 438 more words
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Well, Babcock is in, and the city of Toronto is buzzing. And with good reason. Obviously, a good coach is a crucial component of any winning franchise. 2,077 more words
WATCH ABOVE: New Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock explains what caused him to choose what-he-called “Canada’s team” over other offers.
TORONTO – Canadians can get touchy when one NHL franchise is anointed as “Canada’s team,” as incoming Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock found out on Thursday. 390 more words
As a Leafs fan, the beginning to the Mike Babcock era in Toronto is, so far, off to an encouraging spot.
It couldn’t have come at a better time, either. 986 more words
Toronto Maple Leafs hiring of Mike Babcock suggests Brendan Shanahan may not be as patient as he said
TORONTO — Brendan Shanahan is apparently not working from the Oxford definition of the word “patience.”
And then he played the one and only advantage he had — money — and lured the biggest name on the coaching market, Mike Babcock, to leave the Detroit Red Wings and become the latest would-be saviour of a franchise that has not won a Stanley Cup in almost 50 years and has made the playoffs once since 2004. 926 more words