Not line matchups, injury updates, or pre-game insight rocked the Leafs Twitter world this morning. Instead, the size of a few grinders’ butts stole the spotlight, thanks to Babcock’s verbal masterclass
Love him or hate him, Mike Babcock has been at the center of the Leafs wonky start to the season, and just when you think things are headed in the right direction we get coaching like we did last night. Ugh.
Lack of flow, poor shots, shaky goaltending, and early suspect defending. All of these narratives were rewritten in a vitally important win by the Leafs over the Red Wings. Here’s why:
Replacing Hyman is clearly not as simple as it seems on paper as the Maple Leafs’ in-house gamble has helped stymie one of the NHL’s most dynamic attacking units. Time for a change, Babcock.