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07:21  23 november  2019
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Mike Babcock wearing a suit and tie: Mike Babcock has coached his teams to the playoffs 14 times in 16 seasons.© Christopher Katsarov / Associated Press

Mike Babcock has coached his teams to the playoffs 14 times in 16 seasons.

Fired on Wednesday by Toronto, Mike Babcock will have plenty of time to rest and recharge before the Totems, er, the whatchamacallits, drop the puck for their inaugural season in 2021. If there’s pressure to follow the mega-successful lead of Vegas — which hit a home run by hiring retread Gerard Gallant — Seattle can one-up the Golden Knights by pursuing Babcock.

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Whether they buckled under the over-the-top daily scrutiny or really have a diamond in the rough with new coach Sheldon Keefe, the Maple Leafs cut loose an accomplished bench boss. It isn’t Babcock’s fault Toronto is constructed more for the loosey-goosey regular season than the rough and tumble postseason.

Babcock’s teams have missed the postseason just twice in 16 seasons. One came in 2015-16, his first behind Toronto’s bench when the rebuilding Leafs finished last overall with 69 points. Toronto qualified for the playoffs the next three seasons with point totals of 95, 105 and 100, respectively.

Toronto lost in seven games to Boston in the first round each of the past two postseasons after falling to Washington in six in 2017. Ultimately, Babcock’s inability to guide the Leafs to a playoff-round win put him in the crosshairs.

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Babcock has met all kinds of challenges. He cut his teeth with two seasons in Anaheim, which included a Stanley Cup Finals appearance (and Game 7 loss to New Jersey) in 2003. He dove straight into an Original Six demanding market in Detroit from 2005-15 when the Red Wings won the 2008 Cup and reached Game 7 of the Finals the next season. And Babcock endured the pressure of coaching into a fifth season with Toronto.

But here’s what should really make Babcock appealing to Seattle.

He is the only coach to win as many as six national or international titles. As Gallant did in Vegas, the first coach in Seattle will need to unite players from all directions as quickly as possible. That coach will need to instill a belief that all those castoffs can jell with a once-in-a-hockey lifetime opportunity.

Bringing an unfamiliar group together quickly is the biggest challenge for the short run-ups to national and international tournaments. In addition, Babcock would have the freedom to attend NHL games next season and assist in stocking the team’s initial roster.

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With the NHL reaching the unofficial midpoint of the season , let’s look back at some of the key takeaways from the first half: • Three-on-three overtime was the right decision. As someone who opposed the concept early on I have to admit that the new-look OT has been everything its

And Seattle better not drag its feet. More than a handful of teams in the league are taking a look at who’s behind their bench and are questioning how things might look like with Babcock.

Short-term fix?: The Sharks gutted out a win in Vegas on Thursday without center Tomas Hertl (lower body injury)and with back-up goalie Aaron Dell playing for the first time since Nov. 2. Dell was superb, making 37 saves, and should be disappointed if he doesn’t start again on Saturday.

What probably won’t work again, or for much longer, is going with the 11-forward, seven-defense look that coach Peter DeBoer employed Thursday. The Sharks are two games into a stretch of seven games in 12 days, so the current strategy seems likely to induce fatigue soon.

DeBoer wants to roll four lines, and have trust in each group. That hasn’t materialized, so he tried something new Thursday. And there are not enough prospects knocking on the Sharks’ door in the minors. Look for general manager Doug Wilson to make a move if the Sharks take a nose dive in the next five games.

Streaking Isles: San Jose hosts the hottest team in the league Saturday when the Islanders bring a 16-game points streak to town. New York is 15-0-1 since Oct. 12. The Isles have recorded nine comeback wins in the streak, which has featured 17 players scoring goals — including 11 who’ve netted winners.

Briefly: The Bruins look to extend a season-opening streak of earning at least a point in every home game to 13 when they host the Wild on Saturday. The Bruins have started 8-0-4 as hosts. … The Panthers overcame a four-goal deficit to win for the second time this season Thursday when they beat the Ducks. The Capitals and Jets have done it once each.

Ross McKeon is a freelance writer. Twitter: @rossmckeon

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