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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Saginaw Spirit GM Jim Paliafito to join Leafs Front Office

Justin Fisher
May 21 2015 08:44AM

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The Ontario Hockey League won't have any general managers left by the time the Leafs are done with 'em. 

There you have it - the Toronto Maple Leafs have gone back to the OHL as the continue to fill out their front office staff. Jim Paliafito joined the Saginaw Spirit in May 2009 as the organization's head scout, then moved up to the Assistant General Manager's role a year later, and was promoted again as General Manager another year after. 

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LFR: BABCOCK!!!

Steve Dangle
May 21 2015 08:25AM

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BABCOCK!!! NO WAY, DUDE! NO EFFING WAY!!!

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Bozfeed Presents: Babcock Day in Tweets

Ryan Fancey
May 21 2015 07:36AM

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Bozfeed returns!

Let's just get right into this; the Leafs have hired Mike Babcock and the whole story is doing a number on the internet. Babcock will be in Toronto later this morning to be introduced as the thirtieth head coach in the franchise's history, and of course his hiring wasn't without a little drama yesterday. As you may have guessed, twitter was on top of it.

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Initial Thoughts on What Mike Babcock Means for Toronto

Shawn Reis
May 20 2015 04:32PM

Today was a lot of fun.  First the Leafs were out of it, then they were back in it, and then somehow they ended up getting the coach that they wanted all along.  I know I haven't had a good long Twitter refresh craze like that in quite some time.

So as the dust begins to settle on the Leafs' hiring of Mike Babcock as the 30th head coach in franchise history, we can now begin to look more broadly at some of the implications that this move has for the team now and in the future.  Babcock is a significant addition, and yet he's only one significant move in a myriad of changes that the organization is making as they begin an attempt to rebuild the team from scratch.  Let's take a closer look at what Babcock means for the Leafs and what changes it could imply.

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