MIKE BABCOCK RUMORS & GOSSIP

WATCH: Babcock: Not deviating from plan, Boyle trade was good for our growth

Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock talks about the team’s growth, development and expectations heading into the offseason and next season, says the organization is not going to deviate from their plan.
Via SportsNetCanada
April 25, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Babcock says it was a great year for the Toronto Maple Leafs

Mike Babcock talks with the media following the Toronto Maple Leafs being eliminated in Game 6 and the growth of his team.
Via SportsNetCanada
April 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock has bold quote after Game 5 defeat

The Toronto Maple Leafs are facing elimination in their NHL Playoff first-round series against the Washington Capitals, but coach Mike Babcock is convinced his squad isn’t done just yet.The Maple Leafs lost to the Washington Capitals 2-1 in overtime at the Verizon Center Friday, which sends them back to Toronto’s Air Canada Centre for a do-or-die Game 6 on Sunday. Babcock made...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 22, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike Babcock: Now's the time to dig in

The Leafs coach discusses how the Matt Martin & Brian Boyle have helped his young club down the stretch, Auston Matthews continuing to impress, the value of minor league playoff experience, and being in a best of three series.
Via SportsNetCanada
April 21, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Babcock: Today was the first time we weren’t scared enough

Mike Babcock talks with the media following the Toronto Maple Leafs losing Game 4 and explains why his team came out slow.
Via SportsNetCanada
April 19, 2017  |  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
March 08, 2017  |  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
February 26, 2017  |  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

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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