Mike Babcock has been named as the new coach for our Toronto Maple Leafs! I think this is a great move. To me he seems like a hard ass who won’t be pushed around by the players. He wants to win. He has a decent track record too.
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) May 20, 2015
His salary is (I think) the highest for a coach in the league. Only two Leafs players will make more than him. That is pretty crazy stuff. With all that money is he expected to do great things for the club? For sure. Does it matter if he does? Probably not. How much worse can it get for The Leafs? What does he have to lose? If he somehow manages to tank the team even more he’s still laughing all the way to the bank and I bet they would pay him out the remainder of his contract if they decide to dump him a few years in. Does the success of our team rely on a new coach? Of course not.
Leafs hire Mike Babcock. All they need now is five defencemen, eleven forwards, goalie, GM, plan for the future and they’ll be fine. #Leafs
— Sid Seixeiro (@Sid_Seixeiro) May 20, 2015
It’s an exciting time for our club. Let’s pray something can happen here.