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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Toronto Back In Babcock Running?

Jeff Veillette
May 20 2015 09:18AM

Yesterday, we relayed the message that Mike Babcock will probably not be joining the Toronto Maple Leafs any time soon. Birthday boy Thomas Drance pointed out that it might be time to shift focus to a General Manager with all of the "AAA" options likely gone. But hold on to your Winter Classic Fedoras, because this race isn't ever yet.

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Leafs Hire Lindsay Hofford to Front Office Role

Shawn Reis
May 19 2015 03:56PM

Just a few days ago reports began to surface that the Leafs were on the verge of hiring London Knights Director of Scouting Lindsay Hofford.  It appears that today that news became official, or at the very least the deal is all but done.  According to The Globe and Mail's James Mirtle, Hofford will be taking on a front office position with the team.

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Tuesday Mailbag: Babcockblocked?

Jeff Veillette
May 19 2015 01:01PM


From the looks of it, the Toronto Maple Leafs won't be the magic team to get Mike Babcock. They are neither obnoxiously talented or obnoxiously youthful just yet, which leaves him in an awkward middleground. While he hasn't made his decision yet, the hype is already dying down; so much so that he wasn't asked about in this week's mailbag.

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Leafs Clean House on Marlies Coaching Staff

Jon Steitzer
May 19 2015 12:58PM

With the amount of changes made across the Leafs organization recently it seemed it was just a matter of the Marlies being eliminated from the playoffs before the focus was going to shift in their direction. Today, the expected changes have been announced...

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