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Mike Babcock: Maple Leafs job a 'massive, massive challenge'

Mike Babcock knows the task of turning around the Toronto Maple Leafs is taller than the CN Tower. Babcock officially was introduced as the new head coach of the Leafs on Thursday, and despite a reportedly enormous contract in the NHL’s most passionate market, Babcock did all he could to temper expectations in his first news conference. “This is going to be a long process,”...
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Mike Babcock faces 'massive challenge' as Maple Leafs' coach

TORONTO (AP) Mike Babcock has been introduced as the Toronto Maple Leafs' new coach and says restoring the team will be a ''massive, massive challenge.'' The former Detroit Red Wings coach takes over a team that finished 27th in the league this season. He said at a news conference Thursday that he is taking the job with ''eyes wide open.'' Babcock spent the last 10 years behind...
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Bruce Arthur temporarily knocks TSN off the air

The Toronto Maple Leafs introduced Mike Babcock as their new head coach Thursday, and Canada’s version of ESPN temporarily lost the live feed moments before the news conference began. Toronto Star columnist and TSN contributor Bruce Arthur was talking about Babcock’s competitiveness when this happened: The broadcast quickly cut to TSN’s insider panel of James Duthie, Darren...
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Maple Leafs Hire Mike Babcock As Coach On Eight-Year, $50M Contract

Mike Babcock moved from one Original Six franchise to another Wednesday, agreeing to an eight-year, $50 million deal to coach the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs announced the hiring to put to an end months of speculation about Babcock’s future with the Detroit Red Wings, where he spent the past 10 seasons and won a Stanley Cup in 2008. Babcock will...
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Mike Babcock takes on enormous challenge with Maple Leafs

Mike Babcock takes on enormous challenge with Maple Leafs
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Reporter crashes Argos’ press conference to ask about Leafs’ coaching hire

Press conferences occasionally result in somewhat-unusual questions, but it’s rare to see questions about a completely different sport. That’s what happened Wednesday in Toronto, though. The CFL’s Argonauts were announcing their new owners, Larry Tanenbaum and Bell, two of the three partners in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, which owns the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs...
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Toronto Maple Leafs hire Mike Babcock as new head coach

The Toronto Maple Leafs have hired Mike Babcock as their new head coach. The team announced Wednesday that Babcock will be introduced at a news conference Thursday morning. Babcock spent the last 10 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, where he won the Stanley Cup in 2008. His contract with Detroit expired at the end of June but the Red Wings had given him permission to negotiate...
Via AP on Fox
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VIDEO: Maple Leafs hiring Mike Babcock interrupts Argonauts press conference

Sportsnet.ca There is no secret that the Maple Leafs are the top dogs in Toronto.  They surpass the Blue Jays and they definitely surpass the CFL’s Argonauts.  During a major press conference for the Argos Wednesday, (Larry Tanenbaum, chairman of the Maple Leaf Sports Network) has purchased the team and will relocate it to BMO Field), the Leafs’ hiring of Mike Babcock caused...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
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Maple Leafs hire Red Wings' Babcock as head coach

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Wednesday that they have hired Mike Babcock as their new head coach. Babcock previously coached the Detroit Red Wings and was under contract with them through June 30, but the Red Wings gave him permission to seek coaching jobs with other teams. A flurry of teams pursued Babcock, but many dropped out of contention as the process went on. The terms...
Via Fox Sports
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Mike Babcock leaves Red Wings, becomes Maple Leafs bench boss

The most intriguing story of the offseason to date has finally reached its conclusion after a wild day of Twitter speculation. Now former Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock will become the new bench boss of the Toronto Maple Leafs, after Toronto fired Randy Carlyle earlier this season and interim coach Peter Horachek in the […] The post Mike Babcock leaves Red Wings, becomes...
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Maple Leafs hire Mike Babcock as their new head coach

The Mike Babcock era in Detroit is over. According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Toronto Maple Leafs simply offered the Red Wings head coach an offer he couldn’t refuse, which was a reported 8-year deal worth an estimated $50M. Sources say Mike Babcock has been hired by the Maple Leafs. Mammoth 8 yr contract believed to be […]
Via The Majors National
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Report: Mike Babcock leaving Red Wings to coach Maple Leafs

After reports yesterday strongly suggested he would become the next coach of the Buffalo Sabres, Mike Babcock did a heel turn and is now set to become the next coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs per TSN’s Darren Dreger.  Sources say Mike Babcock has been hired by the Maple Leafs. Mammoth 8 yr contract believed to be around $50 million. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) May...
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Report: Mike Babcock will coach the Toronto Maple Leafs

After reports yesterday strongly suggested he would become the next coach of the Buffalo Sabres, Mike Babcock did a heel turn and is now set to become the next coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs per TSN’s Darren Dreger. Sources say Mike Babcock has been hired by the Maple Leafs. Mammoth 8 yr contract believed to be around $50 million. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) May 20, 2015...
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Mike Babcock Headed To Toronto

Sources say Mike Babcock has been hired by the Maple Leafs. Mammoth 8 yr contract believed to be around $50 million. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) May 20, 2015 The post Mike Babcock Headed To Toronto appeared first on Committed Indians.
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Maple Leafs put body movement analytics to the test with prospects

As the Maple Leafs look to open a new era of Toronto hockey, the organization will take a novel approach toward player development. To that end, the Leafs hired Darryl Belfry as a consultant in December. His responsibilities center around evaluating players' skills from an analytics perspective during the year, then using the analytics of body movement to help players improve in...
Via Fox Sports
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Leafs hit another low in coaching location ranking

Toronto seems to be the no-man's land of the coaching world, or at least it is according to a new ranking by USA Today. The periodical looked at six cities with coaching vacancies and ranked them from best to worst as possible destinations for Mike Babcock. Not surprisingly, Toronto came in last. "The historic franchise might have to strip down to the chassis before the rebuilding...
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Phil Kessel rumor mill continues to spin

Although it has been a quiet week in Toronto Maple Leafs news, fans are staying occupied by keeping the rumor mill running. One of the most popular topics of discussion continues to be the potential for a Phil Kessel trade, and fans disagree over whether the Leafs should trade him out of the division. An editorial by Matt Larkin of The Hockey News suggested trading Kessel to the...
Via Fox Sports
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Guy loses his job for shouting idiotic NSFW meme at Toronto reporter

CityNews reporter Shauna Hunt was tired of people shouting vulgarities on live television and decided to do something. Hunt, who was outside of a Toronto FC game, had the camera rolling when a group of men yelled, “f— her right in the p—-.” This has been one of the dumbest viral trends that has popped up everywhere from ESPN to CNN during the protests in Baltimore. The original...
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Walker Cup teammates Nathan Smith, Todd White win Four-Ball

  Walker Cup teammates Nathan Smith and Todd White won the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball on Wednesday, beating Sherrill Britt and Greg Earnhardt 7 and 5 in the championship match Smith and White won the first four holes at Olympic Club, Britt and Earnhardt took the fourth with a birdie, and Smith and White birdied the sixth to regain their 4-up lead. Smith and White won Nos....
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Walker Cup teammates Smith, White win Four-Ball

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Walker Cup teammates Nathan Smith and Todd White won the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball on Wednesday, beating Sherrill Britt and Greg Earnhardt 7 and 5 in the championship match Smith and White won the first four holes at Olympic Club, Britt and Earnhardt took the fourth with a birdie, and Smith and White birdied the sixth to regain their 4-up lead. Smith and...
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Guy Boucher on the Toronto Maple Leafs coaching radar

Toronto is about as hectic of a hockey market as there is. Coaches and players are constantly under scrutiny from the public eye, with every move and action being dramatically magnified by the microscope of the fans and media. When coaches agree to come to Toronto, that pressure is something that has to be considered. If you don’t like being scrutinized, it isn’t the job for...
Via Bloguin Best
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Guy Boucher on the Toronto Maple Leafs coaching radar

Toronto is about as hectic of a hockey market as there is. Coaches and players are constantly under scrutiny from the public eye, with every move and action being dramatically magnified by the microscope of the fans and media. When coaches agree to come to Toronto, that pressure is something that has to be considered. If you don’t like being scrutinized, it isn’t the job for...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Walker Cup teammates advance to U.S. Amateur Four-Ball semifinals

  Walker Cup teammates Nathan Smith and Todd White advanced to the semifinals of the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball on Tuesday by beating a pair of California brothers. Smith and White didn't lose a hole at Olympic Club in beating Jason Higton and Ryan Higton of Fresno in their quarterfinal match. They closed out the Higtons with a par on the 16th hole, 3 and 2. Smith, a former...
Via AP on Fox
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Walker Cup teammates advance to semifinals of Four-Ball

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Walker Cup teammates Nathan Smith and Todd White advanced to the semifinals of the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball on Tuesday by beating a pair of California brothers. Smith and White didn't lose a hole at Olympic Club in beating Jason Higton and Ryan Higton of Fresno in their quarterfinal match. They closed out the Higtons with a par on the 16th hole, 3 and...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 Toronto Maple Leafs prospects pre-Draft

It is no secret that the Toronto Maple Leafs will likely not be Stanley Cup contenders for the next couple seasons, if any time soon at all. So, without playoff hockey, Maple Leafs fans will likely turn their attention to the NHL Entry Draft. With two first-round picks, including the fourth overall selection, it is […] The post Top 10 Toronto Maple Leafs prospects pre-Draft appeared...
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