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

07:00  19 november  2019
07:00  19 november  2019 Source:   thescore.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.

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Mike Babcock isn't paying attention to rumors about his job security as coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. " I 'm going to do it as hard as I can , as long as I can ," Babcock told TSN on Monday. " I 've always bet on Mike Babcock , I ' ll continue to bet on him." The Maple Leafs (9-9-4) are 0-4-1 since

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.

Mike Babcock wearing a suit and tie© Kevin Sousa / National Hockey League / Getty

"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.

Babcock is on the hot seat with the Maple Leafs mired in a five-game losing streak and outside the playoff picture. The club has looked listless in several recent efforts, and Toronto ranks in the bottom portion of the league in power-play efficiency (16.7%), penalty kill (75%), and expected goals at five-on-five (48.3%).

Crucial road trip could determine Babcock's fate as Leafs head coach

  Crucial road trip could determine Babcock's fate as Leafs head coach Mike Babcock departed Scotiabank Arena on Friday night as the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, but he may be packing his belongings the next time he returns. The floundering Leafs fell to 9-8-4 on the season after a 4-2 loss to the Boston Bruins on Friday. It was Toronto's fourth straight loss, and the team has recorded just two regulation wins over its last 14 games. For a squad that's arguably one of the most talented in the league, that stretch is unacceptable. It won't get easier, either, as the Leafs embark on a six-game road trip Saturday:The first four games of the road trip are especially tough.

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The 56-year-old is in his fifth season with the Maple Leafs after signing an eight-year contract that made him the highest-paid coach in NHL history, earning $6.25 million per season.

"I'm in a pretty good spot in my life, my kids are grown. If my kids were young, I'd never coach in Toronto," Babcock added.

The 9-9-4 Maple Leafs continue their current western road trip this week, taking on the Vegas Golden Knights, Arizona Coyotes, and Colorado Avalanche.

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Hockey Hall of Famer Chris Chelios says Mike Babcock was 'verbally assaulting' Detroit Red Wings' Johan Franzen .
Chelios, who played 26 years in the NHL, said Franzen once had a nervous breakdown during and after a playoff game because Babcock's actions.Chris Chelios — who played 26 seasons in the NHL — alleged on Barstool Sports' Spittin Chiclets podcast on Monday that Mike Babcock verbally assaulted former Red Wings forward Johan Franzen to the point that Franzen had a nervous breakdown.

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