MIKE BABCOCK RUMORS & GOSSIP

WATCH: Babcock takes blame for penalty mistake: “Never going to happen again”

Mike Babcock could laugh about it after the game, but he assured the media he would never make the same decision he made during the Maple Leafs PK that added an extra two minutes of short-handed play.
Via SportsNetCanada
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Babcock: I think its important to play in the Olympics...but I don't own any teams

Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock talks about players going to the Olympics, the importance of playing best-on-best, and hints that he might not feel that way if he was a team owner.
Via SportsNetCanada
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Babcock jokingly takes credit for Marchand's success

Mike Babcock joked about being the reason behind Brad Marchand's great season, putting him on the same line as Sidney Crosby at the World Cup.
Via SportsNetCanada
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Babcock on loss to Panthers: We got fed our lunch today

Mike Babcock talks about the Toronto Maple Leafs getting routed by the Florida Panthers.
Via SportsNetCanada
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL admits their current bye week format didn’t work

The NHL has had a long list of highly questionable ideas. Whether we’re talking about the infuriating “intent to blow” rule or the infamous Guardian Project, some ideas have been worse than others. One recent change, giving each team in the league a five-day bye week, was one of those good ideas on paper which failed to pan out as expected. The bye week was originally intended...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Babcock appears to take issue with Leafs’ medical staff over Marner

Mitch Marner sat out his fifth straight game on Satuday with an upper-body injury, failing to impress Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock. Babcock expressed frustration about Marner’s absence, telling media members Marner looked like “the best player” at practice. He was unsure why Marner was forced to sit. Babcock is reportedly frustrated with the medical staff holding out...
Via Puck Drunk Love
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Babcock says Maple Leafs fans should “find something else to do” at the trade deadline

Toronto Maple Leafs fans probably shouldn’t expect too much from the team during the trade deadline. Mike Babcock personally warned fans that the team isn’t planning on being active and even mentioned that Leafs fans should find other things to do during the festivities of the deadline instead of waiting for the club to make a move. Babcock’s comments, as seen in the Toronto...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Slowly Turning It Around Following Mike Babcock Hire (Video)

The past 11 seasons haven’t been kind to the Maple Leafs. Toronto’s only playoff appearance during that span came against the Boston Bruins in the 2012-13 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. But the switch to Mike Babcock at coach has the Maple Leafs excited about the future. “It’s one of those big ships where it’s slowly turning,” NESN’s Billy Jaffe said on “Bruins...
Via NESN.com
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Are bigger nets the right answer for the NHL?

After some pretty significant rule changes in the NHL it seems like changing the rulebook is the topic du jour around the league. Everyone has an opinion about how the league should be run but the most headway is being made when trying to change the rules. The most recent topic discussed is about the size of the nets. Mike Babcock talked about the need to make them bigger and made...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock wants the NHL to use bigger nets

The topic of increasing scoring in the NHL is one that’s been debated for ages. Some want larger nets while others want goalies to wear smaller pads. Mike Babcock falls into the former category, once again claiming that the league needs to move to larger nets in order to keep pace with the growing size of NHL goalies. Babcock’s comments, as seen over on Pro Hockey Talk, outline...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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