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Sports ‘Babsocks’ Hilariously Starts Trending On Twitter After Mike Babcock Fired As Maple Leafs Head Coach

09:07  21 november  2019
09:07  21 november  2019 Source:   etcanada.com

Babcock: Leafs' grind-it-out win vs. Kings 'good for us'

  Babcock: Leafs' grind-it-out win vs. Kings 'good for us' Mike Babcock might not have been too impressed with his Toronto Maple Leafs after they squeezed out two points against the lowly Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, but he saw the game as a stepping stone. "We need to go through that," the head coach said postgame, according to Yahoo Sports' Justin Cuthbert. "We need to figure out who we are, and the harder the game is for us the better it is. "Would you like to win by a touchdown and everyone relaxes and all that? Yeah, but we're not getting anywhere like that. This is important to do.

After a disappointing start to the 2019-20 season, the Toronto Maple Leafs announced on Wednesday that head coach Mike Babcock has been relieved of his coaching duties. Maple Leafs President and Alternate Governor Brendan Shanahan added in the announcement that Sheldon Keefe will serve as

Mike Babcock was fired as coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday. "Today, we made the decision to relieve Mike Babcock of his coaching duties and named Sheldon Keefe our new head coach ," team president Brendand Shanahan said. "Over parts of the last five seasons, Mike has

Mike Babcock wearing a suit and tie: Mike Babcock - Mike Wulf/CSM/Shutterstock Mike Babcock - Mike Wulf/CSM/Shutterstock

Mike Babcock is no longer head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, with GM Brendan Shanahan making the announcement on Wednesday and revealing Sheldon Keefe, coach of Leafs farm team the Toronto Marlies, has been tapped as his replacement.

“Today, we made the decision to relieve Mike Babcock of his coaching duties and named Sheldon Keefe our new head coach. Over parts of the last five seasons, Mike has played an integral role in changing the direction of our franchise," said Shanahan in a statement. “Mike’s commitment and tireless work ethic has put our organization in a better place and we are extremely grateful and appreciative of the foundation he has helped us build here.”

Babcock: I'll coach 'as hard as I can, as long as I can'

  Babcock: I'll coach 'as hard as I can, as long as I can' With speculation about his job security running rampant, Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock is confident he'll get his team back on track. "I'm gonna do it as hard as I can, as long as I can. I've always bet on Mike Babcock, I'll continue to bet on him," the Leafs' bench boss told TSN on Monday. "I'm gonna do it as hard as I can, as long as I can. I've always bet on Mike Babcock, I'll continue to bet on him," the Leafs' bench boss told TSN on Monday.

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs have fired head coach Mike Babcock . Team President Brendan Shanahan announced the move Wednesday © Provided by The Associated Press Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock stands behind Kasperi Kapanen (24) during the first period

The Toronto Maple Leafs have fired head coach Mike Babcock and replaced him with Sheldon Keefe. Babcock had a record of 9-10-4 in 2019-20 for the struggling Leafs , who are 0-5-1 in their last six games, including five straight losses in regulation.

As Global News reports, Babcock signed an eight-year, $50-million contract in May 2015. While Babcock has brought the Leafs to the playoffs for the past three consecutive seasons, Toronto has been unable to make it past the first round.

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In addition to coaching, Babcock also got involved with the Movember Foundation to come up with Babsocks, special Leaf-themed socks with a cartoon likeness of Babcock's face on the side that have proven to be a must-wear item for Leafs fans.

Following news of Babcock's firing, Babsocks began to trend on Twitter thanks to tweets like these:

With files from Global News.

Dubas reflects on role in Babcock's departure: 'We couldn't become simpatico' .
Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas is holding himself accountable for the departure of former head coach Mike Babcock. "I'm disappointed in myself that coming into the job, knowing Mike was the coach, you certainly want everything to work out," Dubas told assembled media, including TSN, on Thursday. " I tried to do as best I could and I'm disappointed in myself and only myself that it didn't work out, that we couldn't"I'm disappointed in myself ... that coming into the job, knowing Mike was the coach, you certainly want everything to work out," Dubas told assembled media, including TSN, on Thursday.

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