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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 firing a step toward solving greater Maple Leafs problem

  Babcock firing a step toward solving greater Maple Leafs problem It had to happen. It was merely a matter of when, where, and in which fashion. The Toronto Maple Leafs fired head coach Mike Babcock on Wednesday, and though it registered as a relative bombshell, it really came as no surprise to anyone with their finger on the pulse of the sport. What started as a season of great hope in Toronto has been derailed through one-quarter of the schedule - punctuated by a six-game losing streak - and someone had to pay. The coach almost always goes first.The timing - the team is in the middle of a road trip and there are 59 games remaining in the regular season - isn't especially eyebrow-raising, either.

Mike Babcock - Mike Wulf/CSM/Shutterstock. Mike Babcock is no longer head coach of the In addition to coaching , Babcock also got involved with the Movember Foundation to come up with Following news of Babcock ’s firing , Babsocks began to trend on Twitter thanks to tweets like these

After Mike Babcock was fired , Leafs fans immediately took to Twitter to share their thoughts, with some celebrating the Following a six-game losing streak, Brendan Shanahan announced that Mike Babcock has been fired as head coach of does this mean we can no longer wear our babsocks ?

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.”

Toronto Maple Leafs fire Mike Babcock: How Twitter reacted

  Toronto Maple Leafs fire Mike Babcock: How Twitter reacted Reporters scrambled to identify where the organization stands, analysts predicted where Babcock's future lies and a few former players offered some hot takes.The news disseminated through Twitter quickly — and analysts, reporters and more around the league offered their initial thoughts on the franchise-altering news as it sank in that Babcock would be replaced by the franchise's AHL head coach, Sheldon Keefe.

Mike Babcock has been fired as the Toronto Maple Leafs head coach , GM Brendan Shanahan Toronto Mayor John Tory praised Babcock in a post on Twitter Wednesday afternoon. Thank you to Mike Babcock for your leadership as coach of our @ MapleLeafs through the last five seasons.

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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.

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