Analyzing how Maple Leafs can cope with the loss of Mitch Marner
When John Tavares missed some time to injury, the Leafs leaned on their centre depth to cope. But Mitch Marner’s loss for at least the next four weeks presents a much different challenge — and comes at a time when he was just starting to perform better. The post Report: Clippers’ Paul George to make season debut this week appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.For a team struggling to get its skates under their centre mass, their bad luck with injuries early is going to be a serious challenge to overcome.
It has been a bad time to be. The former Toronto Maple Leaf’s coach, who was fired last Wednesday amidst the team’s disastrous start to the season, has been dragged through the mud ever since Sheldon Keefe replaced him. It doesn’t help that the 56-year-old’s former team has been doing since his ousting. However, it isn’t just the fact that Leaf’s are winning again that has their former coach catching slack, vicious rumours have also begun swirl about how Babcock treats his players.
recently revealed that the ex-coach allegedly asked one of the Leafs’ rookies to make him a list of all the players on the team, ranking them in order of hardest working to slackers.
Toronto Maple Leafs fire head coach Mike Babcock, promote Sheldon Keefe to role
TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs have fired head coach Mike Babcock 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. Hired as part of Toronto's massive rebuild in the spring of 2015, the 56-year-old Babcock went 173-133-45 in his four-plus seasons with Toronto. After signing the richest coaching contract in NHL history at US$50 million over eight years, Babcock got Toronto to the playoffs the last three straight seasons, but was unable to advance beyond the first round.
The rookie, not wanting to get off to a bad start with his coach, followed his rules only to be humiliated when the ex-Leafs coach read the list out loud to his teammates.
later picked up on the sport and revealed that the rookie in the story was none other than Leafs star Mitch Marner or as some are now calling him online “Snitch Marner.”
“I heard about this Babcock story when it happened, but I didn’t want to bring it up until I could confirm it was true. The rookie he did this to was Mitch Marner,” Ian Tulloch, a contributor for the news outlet, wrote on Twitter.
Two former NHL players attacked Babcock last week, with one even going as far as to call the coach a “.”
Maple Leafs’ Mitch Marner encourages other NHLers to speak their truth
In the middle of a growing firestorm about how athletes are treated by their coaches, Mitch Marner is encouraging his peers to come forward and speak their truth. The post Maple Leafs’ Mitch Marner encourages other NHLers to speak their truth appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.But now that he’s here, in the middle of a growing firestorm about how athletes are treated by their coaches, the Toronto Maple Leafs star is encouraging his peers to come forward and speak their truth.
Mike Commodore, who played with the Hurricanes during their 2006 Stanley Cup run, tore into his old coach on Twitter following the news of his firing from the team.
"Hey Mike Babcock, simply put your players quit on you. They quit on you because you are a terrible human being,” the player wrote in a scathing Twitter rant last week.
Former NHL defenceman Mark Fraser laterremarks, stating that based on his conversations and stories related to him, “95%” of Babcock’s players “can’t say a good thing about” him.
Fraser also added that his former coach “used his power to turn teammates against each other.”
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