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.
May 21 2015 10:44AM
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.
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.
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.
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.