Jesus H. Christ, that Mike Babcock is an intense looking man. Look at those goddamn eyes. Forget Detroit, Babcock looks exactly like the kind of no-nonsense-or-I-will-cut-you sociopath the Toronto Maple Leafs need manning their bench.
Or maybe he isn’t. I don’t know. What do I know? Nothing. I’m just a blogger. You guys though – the readers – you’re the smart ones. Help me out.
In case you didn’t notice, Randy Carlyle is no longer the coach of the Leafs. For the time being, Peter Horachek will take over the head coaching duties, while Steve Spott will remain on as an assistant and Steve Staios will begin helping out behind the bench.
This whole arrangement is on an ‘interim’ basis and likely to hold steady until the offseason, when smart hockey executive Brendan Shanahan will have a number of people to consider for the head coaching position.
Maybe Horachek stays on. Maybe Babcock leaves Detroit. Maybe Todd McLellan gets axed by San Jose. There are a whole bunch of possibilities.
The question is, what’s the best one? In a perfect world, who do you think should be the next head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and why?
Leave your answer in the comments below. The person with the most thumbs up will get my respect and admiration. The person with the most thumbs down has to quit the internet forever. We play for keeps.