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Looking back at Mike Babcock’s tenure with the Maple Leafs

As you already know — the Toronto Maple Leafs fired Mike Babcock one year ago today. Spending four seasons with the team, Babcock made his presence known very quickly. The way he presented himself, the way he spoke, and the way he treated players was all unveiled at the end of his tenure. I’m not…

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What’s changed in the year since Babcock’s been fired?

It’s the first year anniversary of the Mike Babcock firing. It’s a special day, and we owe much thanks to Marc-Andre Fleury for it, but also Mike Babcock for being such an uncompromising prick that he refused to change even when all signs pointed to him failing in his role. Not coincidentally this also marks…

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The Babcock Firing, One Year Later

It’s crazy, with everything that’s happened in the last year, it seems like it’s been ages since the Leafs fired Mike Babcock, and yet it also doesn’t seem like it’s even been a year with how much hockey has happened since then. I still remember when it happened. I was filming an interview for a…

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Artur Akhtyamov is the Leafs 16th ranked prospect

Drafting and developing goaltenders has not been a fruitful endeavor for the Leafs in the last couple of decades. Under the guidance of various management groups since 1995, the Leafs have drafted 18 goaltenders and just three of them have played at least 40 NHL games – Mikael Tellqvist, James Reimer, and Tuukka Rask. Not…