Leafs Set To Hire Jim Hiller as Assistant Coach

Jeff Veillette
May 22 2015 03:26PM

Mike Babcock may be the new man leading the bench in Toronto, but the head coach can't do it all on his own. As such, the focus has shifted to his assistants, and from the looks of it, the Leafs have added one one of Babcock's previous assistants in Jim Hiller.

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Babcock Speaks to Media For The First Time

Jeff Veillette
May 21 2015 10:44AM

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We're past the point of theoreticals, and it's time to deal with absolutes. Mike Babcock is the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and he's going to be for a while yet. Today, he spoke to the media for the first time, and addressed the pressing concerns.

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Leafs reportedly continuing pursuit of Sean Burke, Guy Boucher

Jeff Veillette
May 20 2015 02:38PM

The hiring of Mike Babcock as the next head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs is obviously the main story of the day, but it appears that it might not be the only one. According to a report from Renaud Lavoie, the Leafs are continuing to have discussions with Sean Burke of the Arizona Coyotes.

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Toronto Maple Leafs hire Mike Babcock as Head Coach

Jeff Veillette
May 20 2015 12:01PM

To say that the Leafs head coach speculation chamber has been burning for a while is an understatement. Randy Carlyle developed a group of skeptics early into his tenure, a tenure that lasted longer than many hoped. Peter Horachek did what he could, but his team ran itself into the basement. Needless to say, hopes have been high for somebody to come in and steer this systematically flawed ship back into fair seas.

Mike Babcock, for much of the past few years, has been considered a "dream scenario" by many. Today, that dream became a reality.

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Buffalo and Detroit out on Babcock, MLSE Private Jet making quick trip to Detroit today

Jeff Veillette
May 20 2015 11:03AM

This might be happening after all. In complete defiance of earlier reports that Mike Babcock was choosing between the Detroit Red Wings and Buffalo Sabres, with the Leafs being a distant third, multiple reports have ruled out the Detroit Red Wings and Buffalo Sabres.

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