Steve Dangle’s open letter to new Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-11-21

Dear Sheldon, How’s it going? Quiet week? You’re the new head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Pretty ridiculous, eh? You’ll notice a few differences between the NHL and the AHL right away. First of all, none of the reporters had to Google what building you play in. It’s Coca Cola Coliseum now folks, not Ricoh. Second, the plane’s a lot nicer than the bus. Heck, what am I telling you for? You’ve lived it! You played 133 AHL games and another 125 in the NHL. I’m sure players resp

The coaching change can’t be the only thing on Dubas’ to do list

Source: The Leafs Nation
Date: 2019-11-21

The Leafs took a big step by letting go of Mike Babcock on Wednesday. As far as moves that could be made that would have the greatest impact on the Leafs players and this season that was it, and frankly it’s foolish to think otherwise. The coach controls the locker room, the strategy, the systems, and the lineup card, and a case can be made for each of those things being broken with the Leafs. It is not a 100% guarantee that Sheldon Keefe can fix everything, in fact, it’s probably a guarant

How will Sheldon Keefe change the Maple Leafs? Friends and foes weigh in

Source: The Hockey News
Date: 2019-11-21

He won a Calder Cup championship in the AHL with the Toronto Marlies, now Keefe is heading to the NHL where a fan base yearning for glory seeks a savior behind the bench. Here's what kind of coach they can expect. The post How will Sheldon Keefe change the Maple Leafs? Friends and foes weigh in appeared first on TheHockeyNews.

Are the surprising Senators too good for their own good right now?

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-11-21

The beauty of sailing along with zero expectations of success is that even modest results come off as dazzling. Think of the two NHL franchises from Ontario — the Ottawa Senators and, you know, that other team in southern Ontario. At this juncture, just past the one-quarter mark of the schedule, the Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs are a mere ONE point apart, Toronto with 22 points, Ottawa 21. And the Senators have a game in hand. The difference? Leafs Nation has already pushed their highly-p

Twitter’s Reaction to the Toronto Maple Leafs Firing Mike Babcock

Source: Editor in Leaf
Date: 2019-11-21

Mike Babcock was given the ax as head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Players reacted in an interesting way on social media. In a move that many fans have been waiting for, Mike Babcock was relieved of his duties as the coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. In his place steps the 31st man […] Twitter’s Reaction to the Toronto Maple Leafs Firing Mike Babcock - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Watch Live: Maple Leafs’ Shanahan, Dubas talk Babcock dismissal

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-11-21

The post-Mike Babcock era officially begins for the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night when the team takes on the Arizona Coyotes with new head coach Sheldon Keefe behind the bench. Before the Leafs play their first game under Keefe, however, president Brendan Shanahan and general manager Kyle Dubas will address the media to discuss the dismissal of Babcock as well as Keefe’s promotion. Watch the news conference from Glendale, Ariz., right here on sportsnet.ca starting at 12:30 p.m. ET/10

Eastern Conference Injury Updates: Bruins, Sabres, Red Wings, Senators, Penguins, Maple Leafs and Capitals

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2019-11-21

Eastern Conference Injury Updates Joe McDonald: Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron is expected to return to the lineup tonight. Defenseman Torey Krug isn’t ready yet but could return on Saturday. John Vogl: Buffalo Sabres forward Marcus Johansson isn’t initially traveling with the team. He could meet up with them in Florida. Defenseman Zach Bogosian is traveling with the team. Ansar Khan: Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said that Mike Green and his upper-body injury are doubtful f

Maple Leafs Pregame #24: 5 things to watch for in the Young Sheldon Pilot

Source: The Leafs Nation
Date: 2019-11-21

The Leafs get to hit reset tonight as they face the Coyotes in Glendale. Well, not so much reset, as they get a chance to start playing their asses off for someone who isn’t committed to trying the same thing that hasn’t worked in the previous 23 games. Initially this was going to be a lot of talk about the Leafs facing off against their former speedster winger, yes I’m talking about the much anticipated game against Michael Grabner, but a new coach means new thoughts, and all the Coyotes

Ex-Maple Leafs’ Mike Babcock: Stubborn, Confusing, and Out of Work

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2019-11-21

How things change. Mike Babcock, who was hired by Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan to be the solution, was deemed the problem. He was fired on Nov. 20 after leading his team to a 9-10-4 record this season, which was far below everyone’s expectations. Related: Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Matthews, Backup Goalie, Spezza & More His firing should not be a surprise. Although the team had stretches of inspired play, it was absolutely lifeless in the Nov. 16 loss to the P

Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas Gets His Man With Sheldon Keefe Hiring

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2019-11-21

The Sheldon Keefe era in Toronto has begun. Mike Babcock’s firing paves the way for Dubas’ guy Keefe to take over behind the Maple Leafs bench.

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