MIKE BABCOCK RUMORS & GOSSIP

WATCH: Babcock: Matthews will be the one driving our franchise

Mike Babcock talked about if he expected Auston Matthews to make it to 30 goals on the season and how he sees the rookie going forward as he finds success.
Via SportsNetCanada
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alexey Marchenko Finally Makes Leafs Debut

After three and a half seasons in the Detroit Red Wings system, Russian defenseman Alexey Marchenko was recently claimed off waivers by the Toronto Maple Leafs. He missed the first 10 games with his new club due to an injury, but finally had his debut when the Leafs lost to the New York Rangers 2-1 (SO) on Feb. 23. In this translated interview, Marchenko talks about his move to...
Via The Hockey Writers
13 hours ago

WATCH: Babcock: ACC shot clock is “a little fluffy”

Mike Babcock talked about the Maple Leafs giving up and getting lots of shots, and noted that the shot clock at the ACC is less than reliable.
Via SportsNetCanada
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Babcock's keys to having a long career

Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock says there's a lot that goes into being a good pro, and you have to do all those things if you want to enjoy a long NHL career.
Via SportsNetCanada
January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Babcock: Pumped for excitement surrounding Leafs, but still work to do

Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock and top scorer Auston Matthews discuss the newfound excitement surrounding Leafs Nation due to the club’s recent run.
Via SportsNetCanada
January 16, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Babcock bag skates Maple Leafs in the dark after 7-0 loss

Mike Babcock took out his frustrations on the Toronto Maple Leafs following the club’s embarrassing 7-0 defeat at home against the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday. The second-year Maple Leafs head coach put his players through a tough practice on Wednesday. After power went out at the arena, Babcock didn’t relent, getting the Leafs to bag skate in the dark. Skating in the dark...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 09, 2016  |  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

Mike Babcock says coaching the Leafs “scares the crap out of you”

Mike Babcock knew he was taking on a challenging task when he became the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Toronto media and fans have high expectations and have no problem driving people who don’t meet those expectations (Phil Kessel) straight out of town. Babcock has commented that he’s happy and excited for a new challenge, but he also admits he’s scared. Via the Toronto...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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