Report: Maple Leafs receive permission to talk with Mike Babcock, will have 'serious talks' with Todd McLellan
May 10 2015 11:37AM
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The Toronto Maple Leafs are aggressively in pursuit of two of the highest profile head coaches available on the market - former San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan, and current Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock - and are apparently willing to part with draft picks to get the deal done, according to Sportsnet's Damien Cox.
Cox reported that the Maple Leafs' management team has received permission to chat with Babcock, who only received the Red Wings' permission to chat with opposing teams just this week. He also characterized the Maple Leafs as being "at the front of the line" in reaching out to Babcock to discuss a possible deal.
May 09 2015 04:51PM
Aside from Mike Babcock, Todd McLellan might be the sexiest coach on the open market. No, not literally sexy. Figuratively. As in, Todd McLellan is a pretty good hockey coach. Let's take a closer look at everything that he brings to the table:
May 09 2015 01:45PM
Leafs' assistant general manager Kyle Dubas joined Naylor and Simmons on TSN Radio yesterday to talk about how the team is approaching the upcoming draft, the current coaching search, and how his history with Sheldon Keefe has created some rumblings about the two locking up again within the NHL.
May 09 2015 12:22PM
Who says that nobody wants these job openings in Toronto? We've been very fortunate to have some of the NHL's brightest young coaches and executives e-mail us their resumes, shedding some much-needed light on who might be best suited for these very important jobs. Today, we give you the resume of long-time NHLer and current Assistant General Manager of the Tampa Bay, Pat Verbeek.
May 09 2015 07:00AM
Mikko Rantanen is a quality two-way winger who played in a top pro league (SM-Liiga) at age 18. His output in the Finnish elite league (56GP, 9-19-28) suggests real offensive ability.
How good is Mikko Rantanen?