Mike Babcock Is Being Accused Of Forcing Mitch Marner To 'Snitch' On His Teammates
People are calling him "Snitch Marner."The Toronto Sun 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.
is on the verge of a return to the lineup, as the activated him from Wednesday.
Marner missed the last 11 games with an ankle injury. He was hurt during a game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Nov. 9.
The Maple Leafs went 4-7-0 in his absence. That interval includes the team's sixth consecutive loss Nov. 19, after which the club fired Mike Babcock and replaced him with Sheldon Keefe.
Toronto placed Marner on long-term injured reserve with an expected initial recovery timeline of four weeks on Nov. 10. He was eligible to be activated off LTIR as of Wednesday.
The 22-year-old ranks third among Leafs skaters in assists (14) and fifth in points (18) this season despite his absence from the lineup.
Toronto hosts the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night.
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Andersen 36-save performance helps power Maple Leafs past Oilers 4-1 .
EDMONTON — The bottom six forwards stepped up to the plate to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a big road win on Saturday. Alexander Kerfoot had a goal and an assist as the Leafs powered their way to a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. Ilya Mikheyev, Frederik Gauthier and Mitch Marner also scored for the Maple Leafs (16-14-4), who have now won three of their last four games. Toronto head coach Sheldon Keefe credited the role players on his team for their efforts on the night.“They were great, they skated, they worked, they made plays, they attacked the net,” he said. “There was a lot of really good things they were doing.