MIKE BABCOCK RUMORS & GOSSIP

WATCH: Babcock praises Marner for being a ‘big moment guy’

Mike Babcock talks about why he trusts Mitch Marner in big moments.
Via SportsNetCanada
11 hours ago  |  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
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals’ Tom Wilson: Playoff Transformation

Toronto head coach Mike Babcock held a press conference prior to Game 1 against the Washington Capitals. There, he found himself answering questions about Washington’s fourth line, and decided to respond with more of a slight, targeting Capitals forward Tom Wilson. “Nothing against [Wilson], because he works hard and all that, but he’s not as big a concern as a lot of people...
Via The Hockey Writers
17 hours ago

Toronto coach Mike Babcock heard telling Verizon Center staffers ‘See you in a couple days’

  The Washington Capitals inched one step closer to advancing to the second-round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, when Justin Williams deposited a one-timer in the net in overtime of Game 5 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Washington now holds a 3-2 series lead as the series shifts to Toronto for a pivotal Game 6 on Sunday. A win and the series is over. Any slip-up and Toronto...
Via KCM Sports
1 day ago

Leafs are down but not out of tight series against Capitals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Babcock didn’t say goodbye to Verizon Center. He said see you soon. The highest paid coach in the NHL has a Stanley Cup ring and has been around the block a few times. He knows his Toronto Maple Leafs aren’t out of their first-round series against the Washington Capitals despite being down 3-2 going into Game 6 back at home on Sunday. “These games are...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Will Mike Babcock Be a Jack Adams Nominee?

It’s that time of year where the NHL starts announcing the nominees for the NHL Awards. On Wednesday, it was announced that Auston Matthews was a nominee for the Calder Trophy for the top rookie in the NHL. While Matthews is more than likely the winner of that award, could there be another award that a member the Toronto Maple Leafs could get? Mike Babcock is one of the best coaches...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

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
1 day ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Babcock confident Maple Leafs can be better in next game against Capitals

Mike Babcock stressed a positive message to the media- that his young Maple Leafs squad can play much better than they did in a Game 1 loss to Washington.
Via SportsNetCanada
8 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
March 08, 2017  |  Discuss
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